Growing Fruits: Nature's Desserts

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Fruits that you grow yourself can ripen on the plant until they're bursting with ambrosial juices. Here's everything you need to start your backyard orchard, including tips on growing scrumptious apples and pears, peaches, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and grapes, as well as rarely-grown and ornamental fruits.
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Overview

Fruits that you grow yourself can ripen on the plant until they're bursting with ambrosial juices. Here's everything you need to start your backyard orchard, including tips on growing scrumptious apples and pears, peaches, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and grapes, as well as rarely-grown and ornamental fruits.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780945352938
  • Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Series: Twenty First Century Gardening Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sweet Rewards 6
Getting Started: Fruit Garden Basics 11
Ten Steps to Pest-Free Fruits 21
Pome Fruits: Apples & Pears 28
Stone Fruits: Peaches, Plums, Apricots, Nectarines & Cherries 38
Strawberries: The First Fruit of Spring 46
Blueberries: Flowers, Fruits & Fiery Foliage 54
Brambles: Raspberries & Blackberries 62
Grapes: The Versatile Vine 71
Offbeat and Unusual Fruits: Branching Out 81
Ornamental Fruits: Pleasing the Eye & the Mouth 90
Glossary 98
Nursery Sources 100
Further Reading 102
Hardiness Zone Map 103
Contributors 104
Index 107
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