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The Orchard Book: Plan, Plant and Maintain Fruit from Garden to Field (Paperback)

The Orchard Book: Plan, Plant and Maintain Fruit from Garden to Field By Wade Muggleton Cover Image
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Wonderlands of bounty and beauty, orchards offer an abundance of fruit in a wildlife haven full of diversity. A well-managed orchard works with nature to provide maximum harvest for minimal effort.

Wade Muggleton has distilled 20 years of orchard know-how into this practical handbook to help you plan, plant and manage your orchard, whatever your garden size or budget.

With his expert guidance you can have an orchard on any plot--garden, yard, allotment or smallholding--and both maximise your harvest and minimise your outlay. The book covers:

  • Rootstocks and fruit varieties
  • Planting plans
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Pruning
  • Propagation
  • Eco-friendly pest and disease management
  • Harvesting
  • Storing
  • Preserving the harvest

The diversity, history and heritage of apples and other fruit trees is fascinating, and Wade's passion for them is infectious. Let him draw you into a world of apples and pears, walnuts and cobnuts, cherries and plums; of ancient varieties such as quince, medlar and mulberry; and even of juicy apricots, figs and peaches. Imagine having organic fruit all year round from your own little nature haven and use Wade's tried and tested experience to create your perfect orchard.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781856232951
ISBN-10: 1856232956
Publisher: Permanent Publications
Publication Date: March 17th, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English