The Apple Grower: Guide for the Organic Orchardist, 2nd Edition
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 2wonderY - LibraryThing
Phillips does an excellent job covering many topics. I found the pruning chapter most revealing. I've skimmed the topic before, but it never made as much sense as presented here. He offers pros and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RuTemple - LibraryThing
Everything, I mean EVERYTHING to do with growing apple trees, in the warm language of a learned orcharder who knows his stuff and loves his apples. Wonderful just to read, as well as useful and practical how-to advice, background, and why. Read full review
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