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Book Data

ISBN: 9780963452030
Year Added to Catalog: 2004
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: b&w illustrations, appendices, resources, glossary, index
Number of Pages: 6 x 9, 250 pages
Book Publisher: OttoGraphics
Old ISBN: 0963452037
Release Date: January 16, 1995
Web Product ID: 204

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The Backyard Orchardist

A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

by Stella Otto

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations & Charts

SECTION I. Getting Started with Fruit Trees
1. Enjoying Fruit Trees in the Landscape
2. Selecting the Right Site
Climate - Soil - Sunlight - Space Requirements - The Perfect Site
3. Planting and Early Care
Preparing the soil - Selecting the tree - Planting - Other care

SECTION II. Fruit Fundamentals - Growth Habits of the Specific Fruits
4. Apples
5. Pears
6. Sweet Cherries
7. Tart Cherries
8. Apricots, Plums, Apriums and Pluots
9. Peaches & Nectarines
Growth Habit - Flowering & Fruiting - Pollination - Rootstocks -Varieties - Disease Resistant Varieties - Ripeness and Harvest Time

SECTION III. Beyond the Basics - Caring for Your Fruit Trees
10. Feeding the Fruit Tree
Photosynthesis - Choosing a Fertilizer - Function and Sources of Nutrients - Soil Testing - Fertilizer: How much - Water - pH
11. Pruning Skills
The young tree - Different systems - Proper Pruning Cuts - Tools
12. Growing in Containers
Genetic Dwarf Trees - Choosing a Container - The Soil Mix - Planting & Repotting - Feeding & Watering - Winteriz-ing the Container Plant
13. Flowering, Fruiting and Thinning
Understanding Fruit Bud Development - Growth and Fruiting in the Early Years - June Drop - Biennial Bearing - Hand Thinning

SECTION IV. Pests & Diseases
14. Identification of Insect Pests
Understanding Insect Life Cycles - Insect Damage - General Insect Identifi-ca-tion - Pests - Beneficial Insects
15. Disease Identification
Fungus Diseases - Bacterial Diseases - Virus - Nematodes
16. Pest Control Methods
Effective Pest Control - Safe Handling of Materials - Control Options
17. Wildlife Pests
Birds - Deer - Rodents - Porcupines

SECTION V. Harvest
18. Harvest and Storage of Your Fruit
When to Harvest - Picking Technique - Proper Storage

APPENDIX & RESOURCES
Reviving the Ailing Tree - Monthly Almanac - List of nurseries, scionwood, supplies, and gardening organizations - Glossary - Index


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