The Apple Grower: Guide for the Organic Orchardist, 2nd Edition (Google eBook)
For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation.
Since The Apple Grower first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael Phillips has continued his research with apples, which have been called "organic's final frontier." In this new edition of his widely acclaimed work, Phillips delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruit with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores include:
The author's personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The Apple Grower a classic among small-scale growers and home orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with apples needs to have this updated edition on their bookshelf.
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Review: The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic OrchardistUser Review - Hester - Goodreads
This is a really smart book, but it requires a lot of orchard and chemistry knowledge to get the most out of it. I am sure that it is an incredible resource for Orchardists. I stopped about halfway through the book, with a renewed desire to try pippins and esopus spitzenberg. Read full review
Review: The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic OrchardistUser Review - Anna - Goodreads
An interesting peek into the operation of an organic apple orchard. Plenty of great info for the home grower, though also some slogging through less interesting parts. Read my full review of The Apple Grower on my blog. Read full review
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