Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden

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This no-nonsense guide to home fruit growing is now completely revised and updated. Lewis Hill writes with clarity, enthusiasm, and the authority gained from over 45 years of growing fruits, nuts, and berries. Basic enough for novices and comprehensive enough for more experienced growers, the book features

-- Recommendations about new, improved fruit cultivars

-- Effective and environmentally sound advice on how to fertilize plantings and control pests and diseases

-- Complete information about what fruit to ...

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Overview


This no-nonsense guide to home fruit growing is now completely revised and updated. Lewis Hill writes with clarity, enthusiasm, and the authority gained from over 45 years of growing fruits, nuts, and berries. Basic enough for novices and comprehensive enough for more experienced growers, the book features

-- Recommendations about new, improved fruit cultivars

-- Effective and environmentally sound advice on how to fertilize plantings and control pests and diseases

-- Complete information about what fruit to grow and where

-- Recommendations on improving the soil, planting, pruning, thinning, and other year-round maintenance

--Suggestions for harvesting, preserving, and storage

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Editorial Reviews

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"…Hill's book is excellent. In 269 pages, with 80 illustrations and photo's, he covers the basic information and alerts you to the pitfalls." - Indianapolis Star

"…written in a warm engaging manner." - Indianapolis Star

" This small but comprehensive book is basic enough for beginners, yet useful to experienced gardeners." - Richmond Times- Dispatch

" Hill's expertise and easy conventional tone illuminate the mysteries of everything from pollination to pruning." - Washington Post

"This is one of the best books on fruits and berries for the home gardener this reviewer has seen."

- Richmond Times- Dispatch

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882667638
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/4/1992
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

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Table of Contents


Preface

Preface to First Edition

CHAPTER 1 Getting Started With Fruits

CHAPTER 2 Planning Your Fruit Garden or Orchard

CHAPTER 3 Fruit Gardening on a Small Scale

CHAPTER 4 Outwitting Jack Frost

CHAPTER 5 Orchard Soils and Soil Improvement

CHAPTER 6 Planting the Tree and Getting It Off to a Good Start

CHAPTER 7 Pollination

CHAPTER 8 Spring and Summer in the Orchard

CHAPTER 9 Disease and Insect Control

CHAPTER 10 Animals and Other Hazards

CHAPTER 11 Pruning

CHAPTER 12 The Harvest

CHAPTER 13 Little Trees from Big Trees

CHAPTER 14 Reviving an Old Orchard

CHAPTER 15 The Apple (Malus spp.)

CHAPTER 16 The Plum (Prunus spp.)

CHAPTER 17 The Pear (Pyrus communis )

CHAPTER 18 The Peach and the Nectarine (Prunus persica )

CHAPTER 19 The Apricot (Prunus armeniaca )

CHAPTER 20 The Quince (Cydonia oblonga )

CHAPTER 21 The Cherry -- Sweet and Sour (Prunus avium and P. cerasus )

CHAPTER 22 The Small Fruits

CHAPTER 23 Bramble Fruits -- The Raspberry and the Blackberry (Rubus spp.)

CHAPTER 24 The Strawberry (Fragaria spp.)

CHAPTER 25 Bush Fruits -- Currant, Gooseberry, Jostaberry, Elderberry, and Saskatoon

CHAPTER 26 The Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.)

CHAPTER 27 Vine Fruits -- The Grape and the Kiwi (Vitis spp. and Actinidia spp.)

CHAPTER 28 Nuts for the Home Garden

CHAPTER 29 Fun Experimenting with Fruits

CHAPTER 30 Treats From Nancy's Winter Kitchen

Appendix

Index

Recipe IndeX

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