Chelsea Green Publishing

The Backyard Orchardist

Pages:250 pages
Book Art:Black and white illustrations and charts
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Ottographics
Paperback: 9780963452030
Pub. Date January 01, 1995

The Backyard Orchardist

A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

Categories:
Farm & Garden

Availability: In Stock

Paperback

Available Date:
January 01, 1995

$17.95

For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower. The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the fruit. Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in containers.

Appendices include a fruit-growers monthly calendar, a trouble-shooting guide for reviving ailing trees, and a resource list of nurseries selling fruit trees.

REVIEWS AND PRAISE

"This little gem is the finest single source of fruit growing information published to date...very comprehensive..."--Pomona, newsletter of the North American Fruit Explorers

"What we like most about this book is it isn't intimidating...she gently and convincingly enables us to realize that, yes, we can grow fruit successfully."--HortIdeas

AWARDS

  • Winner - Benjamin Franklin Award - 1994

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stella Otto

Author of the 1994 Benjamin Franklin Award winner, The BackYard Orchardist, Stella Otto has more than sixteen years of hands-on experience in fruit growing. As a horticultural instructor, consultant, and fruit farm owner she has repeatedly faced the questions presented in the Backyard Berry Book and offers practical, realistic solutions.

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