Citrus:Complete Guide to Selecting, Growing and Using More Than 100 Varieties in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida available in Paperback
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- Ironwood Press
For anyone who grows citrus or wants to begin, this book offers a complete and up-to-date guide to selecting and growing more than one hundred varieties of oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and kumquats, as well as exotic citrus. Lance Walheim has tailored his book to growers in California, Arizona, Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Florida, and tells also how to grow successfully in cold-winter areas. Walheim offers practical methods for making citrus part of outdoor living areas—in entries, backyards, courtyards, and even in containers for patio gardens. He also tells how, with the extended and varied harvest seasons of citrus, one can grow and enjoy fresh fruit almost year-round. More than 100 color photos show the size, color, and shape of fruit and the mature appearance of trees, while charts show at a glance where a particular variety will grow and when to expect a harvest. Walheim also discusses alternative, chemical-free methods of pest control to ensure healthy as well as healthful fruit.
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Citrus:Complete Guide to Selecting, Growing and Using More Than 100 Varieties in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book does provide a lot of information about different citrus varieties, but the Planting and Care section could have been much more substantial. No photos are shown for the various citrus ailments (poor nutrition, inappropriate watering, pests), and this makes it more difficult for the reader to diagnose these problems when they occur. The black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings of pests are very limited compared to the information that would be conveyed by a photo. It would also have been helpful to have a few diagrams illustrating 'good pruning' technique. Basically, the book would have been more useful if more attention had been paid to the difficulties encountered when growing citrus.