Fruit Growing

Fruit Growing

Rural Studies Activity Guide Book

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: R. T. Dixon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180984

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Fruit Growing studies fruits, including its characterization and kinds; essential agricultural, horticultural, and silvicultural practices; and consumption. This book first qualifies what fruit is and then discusses some fruits such as berries and bush fruits. Various practices in growing, maintaining, and harvesting fruits are then examined, including cutting, layering, pruning, stooling, grafting, and pruning. How to plan and maintain a fruit garden is also explained. The latter part concerns itself with fruit storage, preparation, and record keeping. This text is a very helpful guide for those interested in putting up their own fruit garden, as well as to those in the field of agriculture, horticulture, human nutrition, and food technology.

Table of Contents

  • 1. What is a Fruit ?

    2. The Fruits We Grow

    3. Strawberries

    4. Raspberries

    5. Blackberries

    6. The Bush Fruits—Blackcurrants

    7. The Bush Fruits—Redcurrants and Whitecurrants

    8. Gooseberries

    9. Cuttings

    10. Enemies of Soft Fruits

    11. Controlling Tree Growth

    12. Some Rootstocks

    13. Stooling

    14. Layering

    15. Forms of Trees and Bushes

    16. The Restricted Shapes

    17. How to Bud a Fruit Tree

    18. Grafting

    19. Relation of Rootstock and Scion

    20. An Introduction to Pruning

    21. Starting Aright: Shaping a Bush Apple Tree

    22. Pruning for Fruit

    23. Manuring Fruit Trees and Bushe (1)

    24. Manuring Fruit Trees and Bushes (2)

    25. Rogues and Suckers

    26. More Enemies

    27. Friends in Deed

    28. A Crop Begins

    29. Diseases of Fruit Trees

    30. Apple and Pear Scab

    31. Planting and Staking

    32. The Top and Bottom of It

    33. Planning a Fruit Garden

    34. Storing Apples and Pears

    35. Shapes and Sizes

    36. Cooking Trials

    37. Keeping Records

Product details

  • No. of pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483180984

About the Author

R. T. Dixon

About the Editors

S. McB. Carson

R. W. Colton

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