Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden

ISBN-10: 0882667637

ISBN-13: 9780882667638

Edition: 1992 (Revised)

Authors: Lewis Hill, Gwen Steege

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This no-nonsense guide to home fruit growing is now completely revised and updated. Lewis Hill writes with clarity, enthusiasm, and the authority gained from over 45 years of growing fruits, nuts, and berries. Basic enough for novices and comprehensive enough for more experienced growers, the book features; Recommendations about new, improved fruit cultivars ; Effective and environmentally sound advice on how to fertilize plantings and control pests and diseases ; Complete information about what fruit to grow and where ; Recommendations on improving the soil, planting, pruning, thinning, and other year-round maintenance ;Suggestions for harvesting, preserving, and storage "Hill's expertise and easy conversational tone illuminate the mysteries of everything from pollination to pruning." (Washington Post Book World) "...probably the best book on the subject for beginners and experts alike." (Chattanooga News-Free Press) "The author shares his enthusiasm and knowledge in a richly spe
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 1/4/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

Gwen W. Steege, author of The Knitter's Life List, has been a fiber fanatic for nearly 50 years, and she hasn't yet tired of spending late nights with her knitting needles and a good ball of yarn, sometimes spun from the fleece of her own sheep. By day she edits books on knitting and other fiber crafts for Storey Publishing. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Preface to First Edition
Getting Started With Fruits
Planning Your Fruit Garden or Orchard
Fruit Gardening on a Small Scale
Outwitting Jack Frost
Orchard Soils and Soil Improvement
Planting the Tree and Getting It Off to a Good Start
Spring and Summer in the Orchard
Disease and Insect Control
Animals and Other Hazards
The Harvest
Little Trees from Big Trees
Reviving an Old Orchard
The Apple (Malus spp.)
The Plum (Prunus spp.)
The Pear (Pyrus communis )
The Peach and the Nectarine (Prunus persica )
The Apricot (Prunus armeniaca )
The Quince (Cydonia oblonga )
The Cherry -- Sweet and Sour (Prunus avium and P. cerasus )
The Small Fruits
Bramble Fruits -- The Raspberry and the Blackberry (Rubus spp.)
The Strawberry (Fragaria spp.)
Bush Fruits -- Currant, Gooseberry, Jostaberry, Elderberry, and Saskatoon
The Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.)
Vine Fruits -- The Grape and the Kiwi (Vitis spp. and Actinidia spp.)
Nuts for the Home Garden
Fun Experimenting with Fruits
Treats From Nancy's Winter Kitchen
Recipe Index
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