Ralph - Grow A little Fruit Tree (Book)Ann Ralph
Why would you want to keep your fruit trees small? Aside from better fitting a small backyard, Ann Ralph reasons that small trees are easier to manage and the fruit is more likely to be used simply because it’s within arm’s reach. In addition to this, small fruit trees are stronger and healthier.
Learn how you can grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques. With dozens of simple and effective strategies for keeping an ordinary fruit tree from growing too large, you’ll keep your gardening duties manageable while at the same time reaping a bountiful harvest. These little fruit trees are easy to maintain and make a lovely addition to any home landscape.
Introducing the Little Fruit Tree
Chapter 1 Small Is Beautiful
Chapter 2 The Short Fruit Tree Method
Chapter 3 The Elementary Principles of Pruning
Chapter 4 Choosing Varieties
Chapter 5 The Fruit Tree Comes Home
Chapter 6 The Conversation Begins: The Hardest Pruning Cut You’ll Ever Have to Make
Chapter 7 The Conversation Continues
Chapter 8 How Much Water Does a Fruit Tree Need?
Chapter 9 Working with Mother Nature
Chapter 10 Ripe Fruit
Chapter 11 Entering the Zone of Equilibrium