Presents information on the basics of growing fruits, covering such topics as planting, pollination, harvesting, pruning, pests, diseases, and storage, with specific details on over thirty individual fruit varieties.
You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first fruit tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table. Includes: * guidance on selecting all types of fruit for home growing * handy tips for maximizing flavour and cropping * illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended fruit * practical advice on care, harvesting, storage, pruning, propagation and pest control * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to grow delicious fruit in your garden.
Take Charge of the Health of You and Your Family By Growing Your Own Fruit Eating healthy. We all want to do it, but it's hard. Many of us have little time to prepare meals, so we look for easy and convenient options: fast food, microwavable meals, and highly processed dinners. Buying fresh can be expensive, and if you don't use the fruits or vegetables in a timely manner, it is like throwing money out the window. There is a better way--growing your own food indoors. Perfect for all families, no matter the space available. Using the newest gardening techniques, you can grow a bounty of vegetables and fruits, naturally and with little time invested. Renown gardening expert Julie Stout has put together her most indispensable tips for growing produce indoors. Even if you don't have a "green thumb", you can follow Julie's tips and grow yourself a beautiful garden, one that will provide you and your family delicious and nutritious meals.
Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, the titles in this series have become standard works of practical gardening reference. Each book is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations that clearly guide the reader through all the essential techniques of successful gardening. This manual supplies information on growing conventional and more exotic fruits, from soft, tree, and warm temperate fruits to nuts and currants.
""Liberty Hyde Bailey (1858-1954) was an American horticulturist, botanist, and cofounder of the American Society for Horticultural Science. A prolific author, Bailey sets out in this 1898 book the principles for growing fruit in America with detailed descriptions of suitable fruits and instructions on how to cultivate and market them.""
Paul Baxter,Paul Baxter (M. Agr. Sci.),Glenn J. Tankard
A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Fruit Trees Gardening Tips and Methods for Growing Fruit Trees For Pleasure And Profit. Table of Contents Introduction Which Fruit to Grow? Fruit Production Charts. Apples Cold Hardiness zones Citrus fruits Strawberries Planting Your Strawberries Mulching Strawberries. Propagation Feeding Strawberries Protecting Your Strawberries. Growing Strawberries in Barrels. Buying the Right Trees and Bushes Soil Conditions Nitrogen Fixing Crops Planning your garden Natural Weedkillers General Planting Supporting Your Fruit Trees Bird Protection Frost Protection Planting Fruit Trees Against Walls What Are Espaliers? Keeping Your Bushes and Trees Healthy Fertilizers and pesticides – Cow Manure – the Best Organic Fertilizer/Compost Base John Innes Compost Basic Healthy Compost Mixtures How to Make Leaf Compost Natural Pesticides Neem Pesticide Preparing Neem seeds Chilis Tobacco Bougainvillea Leaves. Fungicides for Soil Onion – Garlic Antifungal Solution. Papaya Cure Using Cow Manure Ash as a Pesticide Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms in Plants Spraying Garden Pests Pollination Fruit Plant Propagation Harvesting your fruit Appendix Conclusion Author Bio Introduction When Mother Nature blessed the new born earth with life forms milleniums ago, the diversity of one celled creatures took up different lines of evolution due to climatic changes and mutations. That is when plant life evolved along with animal life. And that is how the surface of the earth was covered with lush fruitful vegetation, which flourished and evolved in different climates. As time went by, climatic changes also changed the nature and the appearance of these plants. From multicelled algae and fungi, they became huge multicelled giant trees, like the Sequoia, which are remnants of those glorious days of giant Green trees gone by. And soon man found out that trees were very useful to give him shelter, to give him food, and to provide him with essential fruit, leaves, and seeds to supplement his diet. That was because he was imitating the animals around him. They nibbled at leaves, he did the same thing. Sometimes he ended up with a tummy ache. Sometimes the animals ended up sick while he was left hale and hearty. But down the ages, and through lots of trial and error, he found out that every single plant out there could be put into use, even those plants we consider weeds today. The mythological and historical hanging Gardens of Babylon, which were supposed to have been built by Nebuchadnezzar, but in actuality were built by Sennacherib in Nineveh, Assyria, about 300 km away from Babylon. These were lush with green trees from all over the world. And historians who are not really bothered about historic authenticity and the names of kings, did not bother much about the locality or the creator of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. First-hand accounts of that time were not available, and when Babylon conquered Assyria, they called it the new Babylon. And so centuries later historians wrote about the wonders of marvelous trees and green vegetation, growing in Babylon. So that is the reason why since ancient times, trees, especially fruit trees have been an important part of cultured and civilized landscaping. They were and are planted in gardens for the pleasure of the general public or for your own private enjoyment. You can grow one kind of fruit or another in almost any garden. Even the smallest garden can produce apples and strawberries. If you have plenty of land you are lucky because you have the space to allow your trees to spread their wings and flourish.
Secrets to Growing Fruit Trees Fruit trees bear at different times of the year. For example, there are apples for early season, midseason, and late season (well into fall), so it is wise to select trees for the season you want. Just how long it will be before trees will bear is another consideration; apples and pears bear in 4 to 6 years; plums, cherries, and peaches bear in about 4 years. Discover everything you need to know about: - Caring Properly for your Fruit Tree - Growing Trees for Shade - How to Prevent Small Fruits - How to Safely Spray Pesticide - Maintaining a Healthy Young Tree - and More GRAB YOUR COPY TODAY!
Fantastic fruit you can grow yourself, in e-book format From ripe berries bursting with juice, to apples, plums or cherries, it's easy to grow your own fruit, no matter how little room you have. Follow foolproof, step-by-step advice and all the practical know-how you need to fill your fruit bowl with home-grown produce. Choose from more than 50 different crops - from apples to strawberries and walnuts to whitecurrants. Use the quick-reference year planner to work out when to plant, prune and harvest and master the easy-to-follow techniques for all levels of expertise and every type of growing space - from allotments and greenhouses to patios and roof terraces. You don't need green fingers to grow great fruit.
A comprehensive full-colour handbook for growing fruit in cold climates that is aimed at the home gardener. Includes a detailed map and reference guide to zones, hardiness, planting time, and best practices to ensure growth and survival. From pincherries to haskaps, tree fruits to vine fruits, and everything in between, renowned horticulturalist Dr. Bob Bors and master gardener Sara Williams delve into the science of growing and maintaining fruit plants for northern gardeners. Each specific fruit plant is given its own chapter in this beautifully designed reference guide, complete with charts and colour photographs, outlining and describing the plant and its history, planting, care, and any problems (such as insects and disease) that are typically associated with growing it. Gardeners will be able to decide which plants would work best in their own gardens, and harvest the fruits of their success.
Stop purchasing fruits from the local supermarket. They are laced with pesticides and can do more harm than good. Learn how to grow a fruit tree in your yard. It is not as difficult as you might think! Amanda Jones guides you through the process in this wonderful book showing you what it takes to plant a fruit tree.
Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care and Management
Author: Gilles Adgié
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Two French horticultural experts provide technical details for the successful care and growing of a wide variety of fruit trees for high-quality fruit production including almond, apple, apricot, cherry, chest, fig and many more. Original.
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide on Successfully Growing Fruit Trees Indoors
Author: Timothy Tripp
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Growing fruits indoors can be a delightful experience for anyone especially for those who like to eat fresh and healthy. When trees are grown inside the house, they will not only provide fresh, organic and delicious fruits but bring a number of other benefits as well such as they can add greenery and color and beautify your surroundings. If you grow trees indoors, you will notice improvement in your heath because trees are good for the environment. They purify the atmosphere and provide fresh air. When you produce fruit trees in own house, you can save a lot of money as we. Also, taking care of the trees can also keep you busy and is a best way to utilize your pastime.
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide on Successfully Growing Fruit Trees Outdoors
Author: Timothy Tripp
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
Growing fruit trees outdoors is not as easy as it seems. There are many things to consider when setting up your garden. You need to learn the type of trees that are best for growing outdoors. You need to have the right knowledge on how to grow them step by step. And this book can help you with that.
The author explores fruit growing and basic horticultural requirements for the Southwest and Southeast, and then discusses the best varieties of fruits or berries for different regions, including specific soil conditions, watering, pruning, training, feeding, pest control, propagation, and much more.
A Guide to Growing Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables in Tropical and Sub-tropical Climates
Author: Leonie Norrington
This book blends horticultural science with personal experience to create a book full of sound advice, enthusiasm and a genuine love of the natural world. Have you ever wondered how to grow such exotic vegetables as snake beans, water chestnuts and loofahs? Luscious fruits such as rambutants, mangoes, carambolas, abiu? Herbs like vanilla, turmeric and galangal? The book will show you how to propagate, grow and use these and a wide range of other herbs, vegetables and fruits in tropical and sub-tropical climates, ranging from Darwin to Sydney.
A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden
Author: Lewis Hill,Leonard Perry
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Enjoy bushels of crispy apples and baskets of juicy blueberries from your own backyard. Authors Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry provide everything you need to know to successfully grow delicious organic fruit at home, from choosing the best varieties for your area to planting, pruning, and harvesting a bountiful crop. With tips on cultivating strawberries, raspberries, grapes, pears, peaches, and more, this essential reference guide will inspire year after year of abundantly fruitful gardening.
A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
Author: Stella Otto
For novice and experienced fruit gardeners alike, The Backyard Orchardist: A complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden has been the go-to book for home orchardists for over 2 decades. This expanded and updated edition--organized into 6 easy-to-follow sections--offers even more hands-on horticulture. Award-winning author Stella Otto starts by systematically guiding readers through the all-important first steps of planning and planting the home orchard. Learn to: • evaluate and build healthy soil • choose the best planting site • select fruit trees that are easy to grow and appropriate for your climate Become familiar with the growing requirements of popular temperate zone tree fruit: the pome fruit—apples, pears, Asian pears, quince, and the novelty medlar --and stone fruit—cherries, apricots, plums, their new hybrid pluots and apriums, peaches and nectarines. In-depth chapters on each fruit offer recommendations on: • disease-resistant varieties to save you time and reduce unnecessary spraying • size controlling rootstocks choices for smaller spaces • compatible varieties to achieve proper cross-pollination that leads to a bountiful harvest For urban gardeners in apartments, condos, and small lots, Otto walks you through the essentials of container growing and even how to winterize figs and other potted fruit trees. Horticultural fundamentals are simplified into practical techniques for ongoing care and maintenance of a thriving orchard. Gain understanding of soil biology and how nutrient availability impacts the tree. Master how to prune with precision, including the when, how, and why of pruning and its importance to tree health and disease prevention. Water with confidence: learn when why, and how much. The pests and disease sections are extensively illustrated to help with identification. Control solutions, both biological and synthetic have expanded greatly since the original edition, offering the gardener numerous choices based on their individual situation. Harvest hints, use, and storage recommendations help you enjoy your fruit at its peak flavor or preserve it for the off-season. A seasonal to-do calendar, resource list, additional reading suggestions, glossary, illustrations, charts, and an index put all you need to know at your fingertips.