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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The book covers apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines.

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To ask other readers questions about Backyard Orchardistplease sign up. Rob Weir rated it really liked it Mar 03, This seems like a very good resource and it was well worth reading. 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.

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 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. Orcahrdist About Backyard Orchardi For more control over what you subscribe to, head on over to our subscription page.


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Luckily, The BackYard Orchardistofchardist Stella Otto, can help home gardeners eliminate those impediments and ensure they will reap what they sow.

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

I highly recommend this book for an home gardeners, who have or plan to add fruit trees to their property. Try again or cancel this request. This is a great book!

Entire chapters are devoted to fundamental issues such as climate, soil nutrition, fertilizer, and pruning. Unless I find another amazing book, I’ll probably bacykard my own copy of this one. Good information for anyone with fruit trees. Foreword Reviews only recommends books that we love.

Needs more solutions for problems. I learned a ton and refer to it regularly. More for a novice.


Published January 1st by Ottographics first published May There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I found her chapter on revitalizing older trees particularly welcome. The new version has additional info on growing orchadist fruit such as figs, quince, and medlar.

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

Refresh and try again. I know have 8 thriving fruit trees. This was very helpful as I was planning my little home orchard. Apr 30, Forest Sarka Chick rated it liked it.

The BackYard Orchardist

The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by a professional reviewer. I also would have done a better job setting my trees up for production by properly pruning those first few years of growth. Rusty rated it liked it Jul 21, Lot’s of great info on planting “compact orchards” or the most possible fruit in the smallest spaces imaginable!!

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