Grow Fruit

Grow Fruit

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by Alan Buckingham
     
 

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Grow Fruit is your one-stop, step-by-step reference for growing your own fruit, from tree fruits like apples and figs to soft fruits like strawberries and blueberries to tender fruits like citrus and avocados. Now refreshed with a bold new look, this guide has been updated to include more fruit varieties than any other book of its kind.

Grow Fruit

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Grow Fruit is your one-stop, step-by-step reference for growing your own fruit, from tree fruits like apples and figs to soft fruits like strawberries and blueberries to tender fruits like citrus and avocados. Now refreshed with a bold new look, this guide has been updated to include more fruit varieties than any other book of its kind.

Grow Fruit features detailed growing instructions for more than 40 fruits and provides inspiration and advice at every stage, from planning and planting to pruning and picking and everything in-between. With its clear and easy-to-follow photographic design, troubleshooting tips, and year-long planner, Grow Fruit makes thriving results achievable, whether you are an experienced gardener looking to expand your horizons or a foodie seeking your own organic or obscure fruit varieties.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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
From the Publisher
"…a great primer to help get you started, no matter what type of space limitations you might face." – Pittsburgh-Post Gazette

"Here is an easy one stop reference for growing your own grapes, tree fruit such as cherries, plums, pears, figs and peaches." – Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756658892
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
452,661
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 More than 1 year ago
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.