Grow Fruit

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Covering tree fruit, from apples to figs and nuts; soft fruit, from strawberries to goji berries; grape vines; and tender fruit, from citrus to avocados, Grow Fruit is a practical and inspirational guide that shows everyone how to grow their own fruit, no matter how much time or space they have. With foolproof, easy-to-follow advice, ideas and techniques for more experienced gardeners, a fruit grower's year planner, and a troubleshooting section for common problems of fruit pests and diseases, Grow Fruit is the ...
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Overview

Covering tree fruit, from apples to figs and nuts; soft fruit, from strawberries to goji berries; grape vines; and tender fruit, from citrus to avocados, Grow Fruit is a practical and inspirational guide that shows everyone how to grow their own fruit, no matter how much time or space they have. With foolproof, easy-to-follow advice, ideas and techniques for more experienced gardeners, a fruit grower's year planner, and a troubleshooting section for common problems of fruit pests and diseases, Grow Fruit is the one-stop reference for growing your own delicious fruit.
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Filled with colorful illustrations in true DK fashion, this is an attractive introduction to techniques to cultivate a rich variety of fruit. More than half of the book concentrates on grapes and three broad classes of fruit: tree fruit, soft fruit, and tender and exotic fruit. In each fruit section, Buckingham (Grow Vegetables) describes tersely the acquisition of stock, planting, pruning, training, and care. Many of the descriptions of varieties are too short; an inquisitive gardener will need to consult specific nursery catalogs or web sites for more information. Buckingham provides brief guidelines on becoming a fruit gardener and dealing with diseases and pests. There are seasonal instructions on care and feeding as well as some very basic solutions to problems (with more details in the "Fruit Doctor" chapter at the end of the book). The one-page list of fruit nurseries includes a mere 15 U.S. suppliers, and the lack of a bibliography is unfortunate. There's no mention of state extension services or master gardener programs. VERDICT This is a picturesque introduction to the temptations of growing fruit, but for a more serious and American (Buckingham is British-based) guide, see Mark Rieger's Introduction to Fruit Crops.—Edward J. Valauskas, Chicago Botanic Garden
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756658892
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 301,657
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Buckingham is an avid gardener and the author of DK's Grow Vegetables.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Good Book !

    This book tells you everything you need to know about growing your own fruit. It goes into detail about what problems to look for and how to treat them. It talks about all kinds of fruit and has many pictures to help you along your way. I would recommend this book to a beginner or A seasoned pro.

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