Grow a Little Fruit Tree

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Did you know that you can grow beautiful, productive fruit trees that stay small, sized perfectly even for urban backyards? Author Ann Ralph, a nursery fruit tree specialist, explains a very simple pruning method that helps trees grow healthy and strong, and just the right size for your needs.

The trick is a drastic, even draconian “heading cut” when the tree is quite small, just before planting it, which lops off about two-thirds of the tree. It looks harsh, but this simple cut allows you to shape the tree as you want it and keep it no taller than your head. Ralph’s evidence is compelling, as she explains all the advantages of smaller trees, the disadvantages of untamed ones, and the dramatic and positive results of her method. Even those completely new to pruning will be able to employ Ralph’s wisdom; her book walks readers carefully through each step with helpful diagrams and drawings, and lots of example photographs that illustrate the proper techniques. The book covers elementary pruning principles, varieties, planting, watering, and basic care for your tree against pests and during harvesting. It’s a comprehensive, friendly, and delightful guide to growing that wonderful fruit you dream of right in your own backyard.


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Author Ralph, Ann
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 168 pages
Publisher Storey Publishing LLC
Publish Date 2014-Dec-30
ISBN 9781612120546
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Issue April 2015
Category Home & Garden
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