From Tree to Table: Growing Backyard Fruit Trees in the Pacific Maritime Climate

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How to grow fruit successfully for the weather challenged

  • Features 30 recipes by top coastal chefs
  • Portion of sales to benefit food banks in the East Bay and the Northwest
  • Advice suitable for gardeners from Vancouver, BC to the Bay Area


From Tree to Table celebrates the satisfaction that comes from ...

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Overview

How to grow fruit successfully for the weather challenged

  • Features 30 recipes by top coastal chefs
  • Portion of sales to benefit food banks in the East Bay and the Northwest
  • Advice suitable for gardeners from Vancouver, BC to the Bay Area


From Tree to Table celebrates the satisfaction that comes from planting and enjoying fruit trees in the maritime Pacific region. It's a collaboration between the authors and amateur gardeners, horticultural experts, and dedicated chefs from up and down the West Coast. The result is a charming and accessible guide for local plant and food lovers that dispels the myth that gardeners in sun-challenged climes can never find happiness with fruit trees!

With advice that's suitable from drizzly Seattle backyards and frosty Portland burbs to often-sunny Marin or foggy Richmond, the authors offer both anecdotal and expert advice for raising everything from apples to plums, lemons to figs, and much more in some of the most difficult conditions—heavy soils, foggy and rainy weather, cool summers, and relatively mild winters. In addition to describing growing, planting, and pruning tips in each fruit-specific chapter, From Tree to Table features recipes from the West Coast's best and brightest chefs, including San Francisco's Tom McNaughton, Portland's Gabriel Rucker, and Seattle's Ethan Stowell. Readers will discover that it takes little technical know-how, minimal upkeep, and very little space to participate actively in the sustainability solution. After all, what could be more local and enduring than fresh apricots or Fuyu persimmons from a backyard tree that can feed generations to come?

Author Barbara Edwards is a potter and gardener who planted her first West Coast fruit tree 35 years ago when her first child was born. Long-involved in public school education and nutrition, she currently lives in Berkeley, California. Author Mary Olivella has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for several decades. One of the first things she did when moving to her new home was to plant a cutting from a precious Black Mission fig tree from her old house. She lives in Kensington, California. Leslie Miller lives in Seattle, Washington, and raises figs, Green Gage plums, and cherry trees in her urban backyard.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594855184
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2011
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 825,134
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    Very Informative!

    I found this book very easy to read, and very helpful. My apple and pear trees had come down with something. I had no idea what it was or how to treat it. I am glad I got this book!

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