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Growing Fruit Trees : Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care and Management (Paperback)

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Jean-Marie Lespinasse and Évelyne Leterme, fruit tree specialists based in France, explain the unique conditions and requirements of fifteen different types of trees—almond, 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.
Learn how to plant, prune, cut, shape, fertilize, train, and cultivate a wide variety of fruit trees-almond, apple, apricot, cherry, chestnut, fig, hazelnut, kiwi, olive, peach, pear, plum, quince, grape, and walnut. Technical details are elegantly and clearly illustrated in full-color photographs and drawings.
Number of Pages: 352.0
Genre: Gardening
Sub-Genre: Fruit, Trees
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Gilles Adgie & Rene Bernhard & Yves Caraglio
Language: English
Street Date: May 9, 2011
TCIN: 13353113
UPC: 9780393732566
Item Number (DPCI): 248-63-2830

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