The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden / Edition 2

The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden / Edition 2

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by Stella Otto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0963452037

ISBN-13: 9780963452030

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: OttoGraphics

For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower. The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on

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For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower. The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the fruit. Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in containers.

Appendices include a fruit-growers monthly calendar, a trouble-shooting guide for reviving ailing trees, and a resource list of nurseries selling fruit trees.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963452030
Publisher:
OttoGraphics
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Charts

Acknowledgments

Preface

Section I. Getting Started with Fruit Trees

1. Enjoying Fruit Trees in the Landscape

2. Selecting the Right Site

A Close Look at Your Site-Climate-Average Minimum Temperatures and Hardiness-Length of Growing Season-Microclimate-Soil-Soil pH-Moisture-Sunlight-Space Required-The Perfect Site

3. Planting and Early Care

Preparing the soil-Selecting the tree-Plating-Pruning After Planting-Other Care

Section II. Fruit Fundamentals-Growth Habits of Specific Tree Fruit

3. Pome Fruit

4. Apples

Growth Habit-Flowering and Fruiting-Rootstocks-Variety Choices-Disease Resistant Varieties-Popular Varieties-Varieties for Special Situations

5. Pears

Growth Habits-Pollination-Rootstocks-Domestic Varieties-Judging Ripeness and Harvest Time-Asian Pears

Stone Fruit

6. Sweet Cherries

Growth Habit and Training-Flowering and Pollination-Rootstocks-Variety Selection

7. Tart Cherries

Growth Habit and Pruning-Rootstocks-Variety Selection

8. Apricots, Plums, Apriums & Plutos

Apricots-Flowering and Pollination-Rootstock-Varieties-Types of Plums-Pollination-Rootstocks-Pruning-Apriums & Pluots

9. Peaches & Nectarines

Growth Habit and Pruning-Flowering and Pollination-Rootstocks-Varieties-White Fleshed Peaches-Need for Thinning-Nectarines

Section III. Caring for Your Fruit Tree

10. Nutrition and Fertilizers

Photosynthesis-Choosing a Fertilizer-Function and Sources of Nutrients-Soil and Tissue Testing-Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms- Fertilizer: How Much?-Water: How Much?-Mulching-Modifying pH

11. Pruning Basics

Young Nonbearing Trees-The Bearing Tree-Rejuvenating the Neglected Overgrown Tree-Proper Pruning Cuts-Pruning Tools

12. Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

Genetic Dwarf Trees-Choosing a Container-The Soil Mix-Plants and Repotting-Feeding and Watering-Keeping the Container Growm Tree Healthy-Winterizing the Container Planting

13. Flowering, Fruiting and Thinning

Understanding Fruit Bud Development-Managing Growth and Fruiting in the Early Years-Flowering, Pollination and Fruit Set-June Drop-Biennial Bearing-Hand Thinning

Section IV. Pests & Diseases

14. Insect Pests

Understanding Insect Life Cycles-Insect Damage-General Insect Identification-Direct Insect Pests-Indirect Pests-Occasional Insect Pests-Beneficial Insects

15. Disease Identification

Fungus Diseases-Bacterial Diseases-Virus and Miscellaneous Disorders-Nematodes

16. Insect and Disease Control Methods

Different Philosophies Defined-Safe Handling of Materials-Effective Pest Control-Insect Control-Disease Control

17. Wildlife Pests

Birds-Deer-Rodents-Raccoons and Porcupines

Section V. Harvest

18. Harvest and Storage

When to Harvest-Picking Technique-Proper Storage

Section VI. Preface

Appendix

Reviving the Ailing Tree

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