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Fruit Growing by Raymond Bush
Photos available on request. Published by Harmondsworth: Penguin Books About this Item: Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, Revised Edition. Very good paperback copy. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description: pages. Notes: Includes index. Subjects: Fruit culture Great Britain Diseases and pests.
Genre: Illustrated text. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Notes: Includes epilogue and index. Illustrated by the author. Subjects: Tree fruits. Stone Fruits. From: MW Books Ltd. Galway, Ireland. Published by Penguin books. About this Item: Penguin books.
Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Condition: Used: Good.
A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. This vintage text contains a comprehensive guide to tree fruit growing, with particular focus on growing pears, quinces, and stone fruits. Profusely illustrated and full of handy tips and invaluable information, this text will be of considerable utility to the modern fruit grower, and would make for a great addition to collections of allied literature.
We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on growing fruit. Seller Inventory LHB Published by Penguin Books, UK Pages and text block tanned, commensurate with the item's age, and some creasing at upper page corners. Otherwise well-preserved, clean and unmarked internally.
Covers bear some tiny creases and tears to edges and corners, and some small nicks at corners and spots of discolouration, but remain otherwise complete and presentable. Size: x mm. Item Type: Book.
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Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under grams. Inventory No: Published by Penguin Books, London About this Item: Penguin Books, London, Printed Wrappers. Condition: Near Fine Book. First Penguin Edition, 1st Printing. First Penguin editions, first printings, , S From the collection of Ian Ballantine, who was the American representative of Penguin Books prior to his founding of Ballantine Books in Each book from the Ballantine collection comes with a loose card indicating it is from the library of Ian and Betty Ballantine.
Near fine, light wear to top and bottom edges of spine, slight browning to spine. Seller Inventory M Published by Pierides Press Indoor Gardening.
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Composting Basics. Eric Ebeling. Desert Landscaping. You can also find out about the growing conditions for fruit trees in your postcode. This zone which also includes the Southern Uplands is the least suitable area for growing tree fruit in the UK. With a few exceptions Tiree in the Inner Hebrides for example much of this area has well under 1, hours of sunlight per year, and gets too much wind and rain. However with careful choice of site, varieties, and suitable defensive measures, you can be successful in growing fruit trees here. We have corresponded with fruit tree enthusiasts in this region and can offer some advice if necessary.
Our variety listings indicate which fruit varieties may be suitable, but please note that this does not mean they will grow and produce fruit half-way up a mountain fully exposed to the Atlantic storms. We have created a collection of fruit trees for north west Scotland which may give you some inspiration. It also includes Cornwall and some parts of Devon, where rainfall and wind are greater than the rest of the southern UK.
The climate of Cornwall is surprisingly difficult for fruit trees, which is why well-adapted regional varieties such as Cornish Gilliflower remain popular. Growing fruit trees in this region is a little more of a challenge than in Zone 3 - but rest assured, still relatively straightforward. Some parts of this region are too high up, and with the altitude comes colder, wetter and windier weather - which fruit trees do not like.
For the rest of this region sunshine levels are a bit less than southern England, and rainfall a bit higher - but in a garden or small orchard situation it is usually possible to offset these difficulties. Most apple and plum varieties will grow perfectly well here, but it helps to pay more attention to the choice of variety than is necessary in southern England. Finding a site with a sunny aspect also helps, as does creating your own micro-climate by growing fruit trees as espaliers and fans on a south-facing wall.
Fruits such as peaches, nectarines, and apricots, which prefer a continental climate, will probably not do very well, although growing trees in pots on a warm patio might be successful in a good year. It is worth noting that this area includes one of the best places in the world for growing Damson fruit trees - the Lyth valley to the east of the Lake District.
Northern Ireland also has a long tradition of tree fruit production, notably of Bramley apples. This is the area south of a line roughly from Exeter to Flamborough on the Yorkshire coast. From the point of view of growing fruit trees, this region has the best combination of low-rainfall and good levels of sunlight more than hours per year throughout the year, and is well-suited to growing fruit trees in small-scale orchards and gardens.
Within this zone, the south coast and Kent have an ideal climate for most tree fruits. Almost all apples, pears, plums and cherries can be grown successfully here, and fruits requiring hotter continental climates such as apricots, peaches, and nectarines are also possible given care over their situation.