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Grow Fruit Naturally

Grow Fruit Naturally

SKU# 071336

A hands-on guide to luscious, home-grown fruit

Lee Reich

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  • Product # 071336
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-356-2
  • Published Date 2012
  • Dimensions 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
  • Pages 240
  • Photos 150
  • Drawings 51

Take your pick: apples, pears, peaches, blueberries? For health- and money-conscious consumers, homegrown edibles are the way to go. While vegetable gardening has been the hot trend, fruit growing is now taking a bite out of the market. This timely and comprehensive book from gardening expert Lee Reich shows the way to successfully grow fruits that are delicious and nutritious, with information on over 30 fruits and how to reap the most of their bounty. Covering all topics from planning and planting to pruning and harvesting, this essential reference also discusses natural pest-control and fertilization methods, pollination, irrigation, and special techniques such as espalier and growing fruit in containers. A handy, encyclopedic listing of fruits provides in-depth information on individual fruit needs, care, and varieties, with a focus on all-natural growing techniques. With 150 photos and over 50 illustrations, this highly visual guide is the book to pick up to keep your fruit crops thriving.

 

About the Author
Lee Reich holds a PhD in horticulture with a specialty in growing fruit and has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His award-winning garden has been featured in The New York Times and Martha Stewart Living. Author of several gardening books, including The Pruning Book and Landscaping with Fruit, he’s also a syndicated national gardening columnist for The Associated Press. He lives in New Paltz, NY.

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to use this book

Part 1: The Basics

Planning Your Fruit Garden
Sunlight Requirements
Soil
Climate
Microclimate
Pollination Needs
Choosing a Plant for Its Size
Choosing a Plant for Its Productivity

Planting and Growing
Soil
When to Plant
How to Plant
Watering

Pruning
Tools of the Trade
Types of Pruning Cuts
Pruning Fruit Trees
Pruning Fruit Bushes
Pruning Fruit Vines
Special Growing Techniques

Pests and Diseases
The Culprits
Natural Pest and Disease Control
Controls for Common Pests and Diseases
Final Thoughts

Harvesting and Storage
Harvesting Fruit
Storing Your Bounty

Part 2: The Fruits
Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Blackberry
Blueberry
Cherry
Citrus
Currant
Elderberry
Fig
Gooseberry
Grape
Jujube
Juneberry
Kiwifruit
Mango
Medlar
Mulberry
Papaya
Pawpaw
Peach and Nectarine
Pear
Persimmon
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa)
Plum
Pomegranate
Quince
Raspberry
Seaberry
Shipova
Strawberry

USDA Hardiness Zone Map
AHS Plant Heat Zone Map
Resources
Glossary
Credits
Index

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