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Grow a Little Fruit Tree
by Ann Ralph
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Storey, 2014 (2014)
Softcover, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Thanks to two decades of nursery experience, Ann Ralph knows her way around an orchard and has honed her pruning skills. In this practical and very well thought out handbook the California resident explains how to maximize space in your yard by keeping your fruit trees in the five to six foot range.

Smaller trees will not only be more manageable and offer space for more varieties but they will also give you just enough fruit, rather than an over-abundance which often must be thrown away.

As the nursery woman explains, 'Pruning is one of the most necessary, neglected, misunderstood, forgiving, and rewarding aspects of fruit care'.

In this guide she illustrates how simple pruning techniques will control ordinary fruit tree size and give you beautiful trees that are easy to care for, and produce fruit that is easy to harvest.

Besides explaining pruning, the author also looks at choosing fruit tree varieties, and offers tips on planting, watering and dealing with pest problems.

If you only purchase one gardening guide this year, this is the book if you want to learn how to better manage your fruit trees or enlarge your orchard.

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