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Fruit and Nuts A Comprehensive Guide to the Cultivation, Uses and Health Benefits of over 300 Food-Producing Plants

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ISBN-10: 0881927597

ISBN-13: 9780881927597

Edition: 2006

Authors: Susanna Lyle

List price: $59.95
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An informative and comprehensive guide to growing and using more than 200 species of fruits and nuts, this A-Z reference will inspire gardeners to grow and use a wider variety of edible plants. Each entry includes a brief history, detailed description, and authoritative information on propagation, as well as helpful advice about harvesting times and methods, cultivation and location needs, pruning, pests and diseases, nutrition and health benefits, and medicinal uses. An extensive, annotated list of cultivars will help gardeners and growers select the most appropriate plants for their location and needs. Suitable for home gardeners, horticulture professionals, orchardists, and nutritionists.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

Introduction to fruits and nuts
Plant groups : their evolution and classification
Plants and sex
Types of fruit and nuts
Plant structure
Plant types
Container culture
Planting out and establishment
Variations in yield : biennial (alternate) bearing
Pruning and training
Dealing with pests and diseases
Health benefits from fruits and nuts
Plant species
Plants for differing conditions and uses