The Backyard Orchardist

The Backyard Orchardist - Gardening Book

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The BackYard Orchardist
A complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden.

by Stella Otto

ISBN 0-9634520-3-7
Paperback; 6 x 9, 250 pages, B & W Illustrations

For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower. The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the fruit. Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in containers.

Appendices include a fruit-growers monthly calendar, a trouble-shooting guide for reviving ailing trees, and a resource list of nurseries selling fruit trees.

1994 Benjamin Franklin Award Winner

About the Author
As an orchard and farm market owner, Stella Otto shares over sixteen years of hands-on experience with aspiring backyard fruit growers. A horticultural instructor and consultant, she has frequently faced the questions presented in the Backyard Orchardist and offers practical, economical solutions.

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