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Organic Fruit Growing: Your complete guide to growing beautiful fruit all year round.
Annette McFarlane 2011 (AUS)
Fruit growing is made easy with Annette’s practical advice. There’s information on soil preparation, nutrition, water-wise design, propagation, pruning and pollination as well as how to control pests and diseases organically. The profiles of 60 shrubs, vines and trees include specific advice on managing each plant’s requirements. You’ll soon be supplying family and friends with delicious, home-grown fruit all year round. 272pp
Allen Gilbert 2011 (AUS)
Learn how to grow traditional and unusual berries and which are suitable for your particular climate. Many of the berries have been hailed as superfoods; with this book you will learn how to grow them organically whether in small gardens or pots. There are profiles on blueberries, brambleberries, gooseberries, mulberries, raspberries, feijoas, mangosteens, tamarillos, cape gooseberries, strawberries and many more. As well as advice on care and maintenance, you will find growing requirements, how to identify and deal with pests and diseases, methods of propagation, pruning techniques and recipes. We have been waiting for a long time to offer an all-Australian berry book: there is no longer any need to get confused by books from the US or UK, as this full colour title will become a classic. 224pp
Citrus: A Guide to Organic Management, Propagation, Pruning, Pest Control and Harvesting
Allen Gilbert 2007 (AUS)
A comprehensive guide to the most popular backyard fruit tree, covering the history of citrus, numerous varieties, propagation, cultivation, pruning, pest and disease control, harvesting & storing fruit. With illustrations and colour photos, it is informative, enjoyable and endlessly useful to the citrus grower. 167pp
Pruning for Fruit
Revised edition 2008 (AUS)
Pruning is a key part of getting the best from your trees and vines. Judicious pruning can improve fruit quality and size, keep fruit within reach and make pest and disease control easier.
Author Bruce Morphett draws on over 30 years of horticultural experience to explain how and when to prune; how to achieve basic shapes; the tools needed and fruit tree care in general. Espalier your apple, train your kiwis on a trellis or achieve a practical vase-shape for your apricot.
Basic pruning techniques are explained in a straightforward manner with clear illustrations and a chapter is dedicated to particular trees and vines and how best to tend them. 72pp
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Tropical Food Gardens: A Guide to Growing Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables in Tropical and Sub-tropical Climates
Leonie Norrington 2001 (AUS)
This excellent book is written in an informative, conversational style that is engaging and funny. Beautiful hand-painted graphics accompany the witty prose. This is easily the best book we have come across for northern gardeners. 160pp
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