Growing Fruit Trees
Novel Concepts and Practices for Successful Care & ManagementBook - 2011
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.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2011.
Branch Call Number: 634/GROWING
Characteristics: 352 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 29 cm.
Alternative Title: De la taille à la conduite des arbres fruitiers. English