Growing Fruit Trees: Novel Concepts And Practices For Successful Care And Management

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Everything the serious gardener needs to know about cultivating fifteen different types of fruit trees for rapid, high-quality fruit production.

Jean-Marie Lespinasse and velyne Leterme, fruit tree specialists based in France, explain the unique conditions and requirements of fifteen different types of treesalmond, apple, apricot, cherry, chestnut, fig, grape, hazelnut, kiwi, olive, peach, pear, plum, quince, and walnut. From understanding climatic limitations and tree morphology to selecting rootstock varieties and mastering fertilization technique, principles of training, and proper harvesting methods, this manual provides an in-depth study of fruit tree cultivation for landscape designers, arborists, horticulturalist, and serious gardeners alike. By respecting the natural characteristics and habits of the trees, you will learn sensitive, effective interventions to ensure strong, healthy fruit tree development. Technical details are elegantly and clearly illustrated in more than 300 full-color photographs and drawings, supplemented by a comprehensive glossary and resource list. 235 full-color photographs, 150 color illustrations

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