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The Fruit Gardener's Bible: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Enjoy bushels of crispy apples and baskets of juicy blueberries from your own backyard. Authors Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry provide everything you need to know to successfully grow delicious organic fruit at home, from choosing the best varieties for your area to planting, pruning, and harvesting a bountiful crop. With tips on cultivating strawberries, raspberries, grapes ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Pamela Conley
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found the Kindle version of this book along with The Vegetable Gardner's Bible as a deal for ... I think it was $2.99 in the "Kindle Daily Deals". My husband and I each took one and then we are trading. This book is excellent. It is complete with out making you crazy with details. It is well structured and the explanations are easy to follow. If you have even considered growing any of your own fruit I highly recommend this book. This book helped me figure out the fungus my peach trees have an ...more
Nathan Heckle
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

I was not sure about this book when I started but I quickly changed my mind. Helpful book for those who want to learn the basics of growing fruit. This is must have for all gardeners. My gardening has forever changed. I’m grateful for the help provided by this book. One of the best on the subject I have read. It is simple yet detailed enough to be a help. Get it now!
Jenni
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Chock full of information and tips on soils, mulches, pruning, growing, and pests and diseases that might be a problem in a fruit garden, this book is going to be a reference I return to over and over again in the future. There are even sections on how to use each fruit - preserving, baking, and eating fresh from the garden.
Desi
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
very helpful!!!
Valerie Blackburn
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health-fitness
Very detailed instructions for pruning and gardening. Well organized with photos, sidebar notes and illustrations. Some techniques were new to me.
gina
Okay, so I'll be honest... I kept this book and didn't read it because I check out too many books at once and read very few of them because I'm overwhelmed by the pile o' books. But then I saw this one was due and did a "cram session" of flipping and skimming last night and I have to say, at least at a cursory glance I think this is the best fruit book I've read yet. They had a little of everything and went in depth where necessary. I really want to read this book cover to cover. That said, I di ...more
Megan
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gardening, nonfiction
Solid book with a lot of detailed information -- covers both organic and non-organic approaches. I LOVE data, and this book was full of charts. Hardiness, yields, time to maturity for plants, etc. Good stuff!

The book does cover a wide range of fruit, including unusual varieties, so I was surprised to see nothing on fig trees. The front also promised "edible landscaping", which I think was about a page. But those are about my only (minor) complaints. Given that most gardening books skim over fru
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Kelly Smith
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very comprehensive fruit growing manual. I borrowed this from the library, but it's definitely something I will add to my personal collection.
Stephanie
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked how in depth it was on how to grow the fruits. I especially liked the detail on how to prune fruit frees and bushes. It's now on my wish list to own!
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