The easy-to-use resource for growing healthy, resilient, low-maintenance trees, shrubs, vines, and other fruiting plants from around the world--perfect for farmers, gardeners, and landscapers at every scale.
Illustrated with more than 200 color photographs and covering 50 productive edible crops--from Arctic kiwi to jujube, medlar to heartnut--this is the go-to guide for growers interested in creating diversity in their growing spaces.
" Levy and Serrano] go way beyond the standard fare. . . . With their help, you'll be growing persimmons, currants and hazelnuts in no time."--Modern Farmer
Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts is a one-stop compendium of the most productive, edible fruit-and nut-bearing crops that push the boundaries of what can survive winters in cold-temperate growing regions. While most nurseries and guidebooks feature plants that are riddled with pest problems (such as apples and peaches), veteran growers and founders of the Hortus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano, focus on both common and unfamiliar fruits that have few, if any, pest or disease problems and an overall higher level of resilience.
Inside Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts you'll find:
With beautiful and instructive color photographs throughout, the book is also full of concise, clearly written botanical and cultural information based on the authors' years of growing experience. The fifty fruits and nuts featured provide a nice balance of the familiar and the exotic: from almonds and pecans to more unexpected fruits like maypop and Himalayan chocolate berry. Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts gives adventurous gardeners all they need to get growing.
Both experienced and novice gardeners who are interested in creating a sustainable landscape with a greater diversity of plant life--while also providing healthy foods--will find this book an invaluable resource.
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