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A broad overview of growing fruit trees in temperate climates, bringing together unique and critical information for both amateur and professional fruit growers. Home gardeners, students of horticulture and commercial fruit growers can all find valuable information in this book. 

Contents:

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Tree selection
The downside
Where to plant them
How to grow an espalier on a wall
Horizontal espalier
Oblique palmette espalier
Good garden fruit trees for a range of climates

CHAPTER 2 FRUIT TREE SCIENCE 
How shoots develop
How wood becomes stronger
Lignification
How roots develop
How flowers develop
How fruit develops

CHAPTER 3 TREE FRUIT CULTURE
Planting deciduous fruit 
Deciduous bare-rooted fruit trees
Hints for buying bare-rooted trees
How to choose your trees 
Consider the shape
Tips for planting
Some deciduous fruits to try
Do you understand grafting?
Transplanting a deciduous fruit tree

CHAPTER 4 PRUNING & TRAINING TECHNIQUES

Why do we prune?
Methods and shapes
Other points to consider
How to prune
Pruning apples 
Pruning vase-shaped trees in the 2nd and subsequent years
Pruning plums
Using the right pruning tools 

CHAPTER 5 HARVEST & POST HARVEST

Metabolism in fruits
Stages of fruit development
Fruit ripening
Respiration
How ethylene affects ripening
Chemical changes in fruit ripening 
Temperature effects
The effect of water loss and humidity
Effects of oxygen and carbon dioxide 
Treatments to extend fruit life
Controlled ripening
Controlled de-greening
Waxing
Pest control 
Retaining fruit quality during distribution
Cooling 

CHAPTER 6 STONE FRUITS
What they need 
Climate
Pollination requirements
Some stone fruit varieties in detail
Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) 
Cherry (Prunus avium and Prunus cerasus)
Plum (Prunus domestica and Prunus salicina) 
Plum recipes
Peach and nectarine (Prunus persica) 

CHAPTER 7 POME FRUITS
Apple (Malus syvestris) 
Pear (Pyrus communis) 
Nashi pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)
Other pears
Quince (Chaenomeles oblonga)
Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)
Medlar (Mespilus germanica)
CHAPTER 8 OTHER TREE FRUITS
Olive (Olea europaea) 
Fig (Ficus carica) 
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) 

APPENDIX 
Distance learning and online courses
E-books by John Mason and ACS staff
Printed books by John Mason 
Useful contacts
ACS global partners
Social media
 

Pages: 97

Pictures: 124
ISBN: 978-0-9954356-6-7

 


 
 
 


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