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Fruits & Berries for the Home Garden.

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This no-nonsence 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; and suggestions for harvesting, preserving, and storage.

Contents:  Getting started with fruits, Planning your fruit garden or orchard, Fruit gardening on a small scale, Outwitting Jack Frost, Orchard soils & soil improvement, Planting the tree & getting it off to a good start, Pollination, Spring & summer in the orchard, Disease & insect control, Animals & other hazards, Pruning, The Harvest, Little trees from big trees, Reviving an old orchard, Apple, Plum, Pear, Peach & nectarine, Apricot, Quince, Cherry---sweet & sour, Small fruits, Bramble fruits—Raspberry & blackberry, Strawberry, Bush fruits—Currant, gooseberry, jostaberry, elderberry & Saskatoon, Blueberry, Vinefruits—grape & kiwi, Nuts for the home garden, Fun experimenting with fruits, Treats form Nancy Winter’s kitchen, 6 appendices, Index, Recipe index.  

Lewis Hill, 1992, 266 p, illustrated, soft.  $18.95 

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