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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Try again or cancel this request. I think this will be a great reference book to have in my library especially as our little bacmyard grows. Want to Read saving…. 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.

Cassandra rated it really liked it Jul 30, I also would have done a better job setting my trees up for production by properly pruning those first few years of growth.

Apr 17, K. The science of growing fruit is complex, but Otto takes the mystery out of it with detailed instructions that guide the grower through the processes of planning, planting, cultivating, and harvesting.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 06, Camilla rated it really liked it.

Preview — Backyard Orchardist by Stella Otto. Apr 30, Forest Sarka Chick rated it liked it. 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. This seems like a very good resource and it was well worth orchardisg.


The BackYard Orchardist

Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in containers. Today is a new day. Now I know, when and how to prune properly. Anyone can throw a few seeds into the ground and end up with a couple of radishes.

Jan 19, Pam rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Molly Daub rated it liked it Dec 14, The book covers apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines. Among the obstacles to producing a delicious Bartlett pear from an espaliered specimen are blight and fungus, insufficient sun hours, planting the wrong variety for your region, under- and overwatering, and lots of pests, to name but a few. For any of you locals wondering why in the heck we planted orchardost fruit trees in such a small space, check out this really cool backyardd about it The BackYard Orchardist is a must-have reference book for anyone who wants to grow the best fruit possible with the least amount of trouble.

Adewale Grillo rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Jan 06, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Lot’s of great info on planting “compact orchards” or the most possible fruit in the smallest spaces imaginable!!

Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden by Stella Otto

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. Colin McCrate bacoyard it liked it Oct 24, Nov 05, Sarah rated it really liked it.


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That answer will be my rating of this book. My only hesitation is that it seems a bit old.

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Mar 02, Biltron rated it really liked it. Feb 08, Babs rated it really liked it. Gwen rated it really liked it Nov 11, 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

Very Orhardist informative book. Jan 06, Bob rated it liked it Shelves: I know have 8 thriving fruit trees. No fee was paid by the author for this review.

This will subscribe you to all of our newsletters, announcements, and promotional content. Jun 20, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Rob Weir rated it really liked it Mar 03, She educates us orchardists lingo, e.

Apr 18, Khristiey rated it liked it. I found her chapter on revitalizing older trees particularly welcome. This is an easy-to-read book that covers all major fruit bearing trees with specific information for trees in different zones.

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