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Growing Citrus

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978 0 88192 906 5
1.60 LBS
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Citrus trees make extremely decorative subjects for the garden, producing glossy leaves, fragrant blossoms, and attractive, vibrantly coloured fruit.  Martin Page has been perfecting the art of growing these exotic-looking plants in temperate climates for over two decades and his tried-and-tested techniques put the prospect of plucking lemons, limes, and pummelos fresh from the tree within the reach of gardeners everywhere.

This book focuses on the many cold-hardy varieties of citrus from juicy blood oranges to kumquats and vitamin-rich grapefruit that may be grown in containers, conservatories, and the open garden.  It charts the history of their introduction to the western world, celebrates their unique flavours and diverse uses, and proposes the best plants for ornamental as well as culinary purposes.  The detailed cultivation advice recommends soil, watering, and fertilizing strategies and describes how to overwinter trees in climates where they need protection from frost.  Excellent colour photographs show the assortment of fruit available and ensure easy identification while appendices provide resources for locating plants and related supplies, and solutions to cultivation problems.

Contents:  Introduction, Origin & history, Botany & taxonomy, Economic uses of citrus fruit, Soil & nutrition, Growing citrus trees, Pests & diseases, An encyclopedia of citrus: sweet orange, mandarins, citrangequats, grapefruit, pummelo, lemons, limes, citrons, kumquats, limequats, sour orange, Bergamot, Tangelo, New Zealand grapefruit, Australian Dessert lime, Eremolemons, Citrus rootstocks, 3 appendices, Glossary, Bibliography.

Martin Page, 2008, 192 p, 121 color photos.   $35.00

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