The BackYard Orchardist: The science of growing fruit is complex, but Otto takes the mystery out of it. Anyone can throw a few seeds into the. A backyard orchard was a key element on our “wish list” when we were shopping for a new homestead three years ago. We were thrilled when. Backyard Orchardist has ratings and 22 reviews. Amy said: When you buy your first fruit tree, do yourself and your new tree a favor and buy this book.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Backyard Orchardist by Stella Otto. For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other prchardist fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower.
The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower.
The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each orxhardist of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the bsckyard. Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in orchardixt. Appendices include a fruit-growers monthly calendar, a trouble-shooting guide for reviving ailing trees, and a resource list of nurseries selling fruit trees. Paperbackpages. Published January 1st by Ottographics first published May To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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orchaddist To ask other readers questions about Backyard Orchardistplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 06, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: When you buy your first fruit tree, do yourself and your new tree a favor and buy this book too. Now that I have three planted in my backyard, I’m wishing I would have read this prior to planting; I would have dug a much bigger hole and amended my clay soil with more sandy-loam and compost.
I also would have done a better job setting my trees up for production by properly pruning those first few years of growth. Today is a new day. This is an easy-to-read book that covers all major fruit bearing When you buy your first fruit tree, do yourself and your new tree a favor and buy this book too.
The BackYard Orchardist
This is an easy-to-read book that covers all major fruit bearing trees with specific information for trees in different zones. Now I know, when and how to prune properly. Stella also provides many tables regarding fruit variety and their flavor, blight and pest resistance, days from blossom to fruit, heights based on rootstock choices and everything else you might need.
She educates us orchardists lingo, e. I’ll never remember everything in this book but I’ll remember just enough to know its in there and where to find it. Apr 18, Khristiey rated it liked it.
Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
Dec 04, John Brian Anderson rated it liked it Shelves: A good book if you are just starting to learn but not comprehensive. Jan 19, Pam rated it really liked it Shelves: I highly recommend this book for an home gardeners, who have or plan to add fruit trees to their property.
Stella Otto does an excellent job presenting the general information needed on fruit trees, growing requirements, pruning, grafting, pest control and harvesting while also providing in depth information on each type of fruit and the varieties available.
The book covers apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines. I found her chapter on revitalizing older trees particula I highly recommend this book for an home gardeners, who have or plan to add fruit trees to their property. I found her chapter on revitalizing older trees particularly welcome.
Feb 08, Babs rated it really liked it. Got this book from the library to look into how to grow apple trees, and it seems like a really comprehensive guide to locating, planting, pruning, and caring for fruit trees at all stages. It even includes a list of common insects, fungi, and bacteria, their signs on your trees, and how to combat them in organic and non-organic methods. Unless I find another amazing book, I’ll probably buy my own copy of this one.
Feb 05, Chelsea rated it liked it Shelves: I think this will be a great reference book to have in my library especially as our little orchard grows. The first half of the book was about why to plant a fruit tree and how to prepare to plant a fruit tree which was very informative however since my orchard is 2 years old I was hoping for more about caring for the orchard and less about preparing to plant one. Good information for anyone with fruit trees.
Apr 01, Heath rated it liked it. This seems like a very good resource and it was well worth reading. My only hesitation is that it seems a bit old.
Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden by Stella Otto
I am one that values time tested solutions but as new varieties come out among other things resources can become bxckyard. I am going to check on some of these things elsewhere with newer resources but I am sure that I learned a good bit from this book all the same.
Apr 17, K. This is a great book! For any of you locals wondering why in the heck we planted our fruit trees in such a small space, check out this really cool website about it Lot’s of great info on planting “compact orchards” or the most possible fruit in the smallest spaces imaginable!!
View all 3 comments. Mar 02, Biltron rated it really liked it. Great little book and extremely well written for this ‘type’ of book. Nov 05, Sarah rated it really liked it. I do think she could go into a little more detail at times, but it’s a good start for learning about fruit trees. Jan 06, Bob rated it liked it Shelves: This was very helpful as I was planning my little home orchard.
Jun 20, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 20, Fed rated it really liked orchqrdist. Apr 20, Joyce Lagow added it. Apr 30, Forest Sarka Chick rated it liked it. More for a novice. Needs more solutions for problems. May 01, Bonnie Roman rated it really liked it. Very VERY informative book. Everything I wanted to know about planting our fruit trees and a whole lot of extra technical information that I didn’t need. Jun 08, Karen rated it liked it. Ask me in three years if I have fruit trees.
That answer will be my rating ofchardist this book. Feb 22, Jason rated it it was amazing.
This book was excellent in it’s depth and detail. I consider myself an “advanced novice” gardner. I learned a ton orcharvist refer to it regularly.
I know have 8 thriving fruit trees. Mar 06, Camilla rated it really liked it. Would have preferred more emphasis on organic methods of growth and pest control.
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