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The backyard orchardist : a complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden

Author: Stella Otto
Publisher: Maple City, MI : OttoGraphics, 1994. ©1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : RevView all editions and formats
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Discusses how to grow fruit trees in a garden or backyard, including such considerations as tree selection, planting and early care, growing fruit in containers, and pest and disease control.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stella Otto
ISBN: 0963452037 9780963452030
OCLC Number: 30959044
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Section 1. Getting started with fruit trees --
Enjoying fruit trees in the landscape --
Selecting the right site --
Planting and early care --
Section 2. Fruit fundamentals: growth habits of specific tree fruit --
Apples --
Pears --
Sweet cherries --
Tart cherries --
Apricots, plums, apriums & pluots --
Peaches & nectarines --
Section 3. Caring for your fruit tree --
Nutrition and fertilizers --
Pruning basics --
Growing fruit trees in containers --
Flowering, fruiting and thinning --
Section 4. Pests & diseases --
Insect pests --
Disease identification --
Insect and disease control methods --
Wildlife pests --
Section 5. Harvest --
Harvest and storage.
Responsibility: by Stella Otto.

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Discusses how to grow fruit trees in a garden or backyard, including such considerations as tree selection, planting and early care, growing fruit in containers, and pest and disease control.

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