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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
Grafting Fruit Trees
Larry Southwick 1979 (USA)
Ever dreamed of having multiple fruit varieties on the one tree, or reinvigorating an old orchard?
This compact booklet outlines many common methods in simple to understand, illustrated steps for the fledgling grafter with an emphasis on timing and techniques. An easy to follow guide for beginners, this booklet will save you heaps of money as you will be able to grow your own seedlings and graft superior varieties on to them or modernise and diversify your current trees with new cultivars.
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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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