A Guide to Growing Apples with Information on Root-Stocks, Varieties, Cross-Pollination, Pruning, Thinning, Pests and Diseases

Author: Frederick Keeble

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447481321

Category: Gardening

Page: 28

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This early work on apple cultivation is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains information on root-stocks, cross pollination, pruning and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for the amateur fruit grower. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Growing Apples

Author: Robert Atkinson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546160

Category: Gardening

Page: 132

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Best Apples to Buy and Grow

Author: Beth Hanson

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538662

Category: Gardening

Page: 120

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Your indispensable field guide to the crispy, crunchy, intensely flavorful apples increasingly available at supermarkets, farmers' markets, farm stands, and orchards. Use this handbook to discover some of the tastiest antique and modern varieties, and how to use them for cooking, baking, cider making, or eating fresh.--COVER.
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Fruit Trees for Every Garden

An Organic Approach to Growing Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Citrus, and More

Author: Orin Martin,Manjula Martin

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399580034

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

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Written by the long-time manager of the renowned Alan Chadwick Garden at the University of California, Santa Cruz, this substantial, authoritative, and beautiful full-color guide covers everything you need to know about organically growing healthy, bountiful fruit trees. For more than forty years, Orin Martin has taught thousands of apprentices, students, and home gardeners the art and craft of growing fruit trees organically. In Fruit Trees for Every Garden, Orin shares--with hard-won wisdom and plenty of humor--his recommended fruit varieties and techniques for productive trees, including apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, sweet cherry, orange, lemon, fig, and more. If you crave crisp apples, juicy peaches, or varieties of fruit that can never be found in the store, they are all within reach in your own backyard. Whether you have one tree or a hundred, Orin gives you all the tools you need, from tree selection and planting practices to seasonal feeding guidelines and in-depth pruning tutorials. Along the way, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the core principles of organic gardening and soil stewardship: compost, cultivation, cover crops, and increasing biodiversity for a healthier garden. This book is more than just a gardening manual; it's designed to help you understand the why behind the how, allowing you to apply these techniques to your own slice of paradise and make the best choices for your individual trees. Filled with informative illustrations, full-color photography, and evocative intaglio etchings by artist Stephanie Martin, Fruit Trees for Every Garden is a striking and practical guide that will enable you to enjoy the great pleasure and beauty of raising homegrown, organic fruit for years to come.
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The Apple Grower

Guide for the Organic Orchardist, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Phillips

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581324

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

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For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation. Since The Apple Grower first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael Phillips has continued his research with apples, which have been called "organic's final frontier." In this new edition of his widely acclaimed work, Phillips delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruit with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores include: The use of kaolin clay as an effective strategy against curculio and borers, as well as its limitations Creating a diverse, healthy orchard ecosystem through understory management of plants, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms How to make a small apple business viable by focusing on heritage and regional varieties, value-added products, and the "community orchard" model The author's personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The Apple Grower a classic among small-scale growers and home orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with apples needs to have this updated edition on their bookshelf.
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An Article about Growing Apples for Small Families

Author: George E. Whitehead

Publisher: Budge Press

ISBN: 1446537137

Category: Gardening

Page: 30

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All aspects of apple growing are covered in this informative article written by an expert on the subject. With sections on soil, trees, distances, varieties, planting, pruning and more. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
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