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

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 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393732566
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/09/2011
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Jean-­Marie Lespinasse, worked at the Bordeaux-Aquitaine branch of the National Institute for Agricultural Research in France from 1962 to 2000. He is a specialist in the breeding and study of fruit trees.

Évelyn Leterme is the founder and director of the Conservatoire Vegetal Regional d'Aquitaine (CVRA) in France.

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