The BackYard Orchardist: The science of growing fruit is complex, but Otto takes the mystery out of it. Anyone can throw a few seeds into the. A backyard orchard was a key element on our “wish list” when we were shopping for a new homestead three years ago. We were thrilled when. Backyard Orchardist has ratings and 22 reviews. Amy said: When you buy your first fruit tree, do yourself and your new tree a favor and buy this book.

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For any of you locals wondering why in the heck we planted our fruit trees in such a small space, check out this really cool website about it Rusty rated it liked it Jul 21, Refresh and try again. I know have 8 thriving fruit trees. The science of growing fruit is complex, but Otto takes the mystery out of it with detailed instructions that guide the grower through the processes of planning, planting, cultivating, and harvesting.

I do think she could go into a little more detail at times, but it’s a good start for learning about fruit trees. The first half of the book was about why to plant a fruit tree and how to prepare to plant a fruit tree which was very informative however since my orchard is 2 years old I was hoping for more about caring for the orchard and less about preparing to plant one.

Apr 18, Khristiey rated it liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book was excellent in it’s depth and detail.

Lrchardist by Diane Prokop Winter I’ll never remember everything in this book but I’ll remember just enough to know its in there and where to find it. Stella Otto does an excellent job presenting the general information needed on fruit trees, growing requirements, pruning, grafting, pest control and harvesting while also providing in depth information on each type of fruit and the varieties available.


Jan 20, Fed rated it really liked it. Orchardis book covers apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines. Unless I find another amazing book, I’ll probably buy my own copy of this one.

Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden by Stella Otto

Nov 05, Sarah rated it really liked it. Got this book from the library to look into how to grow apple trees, and it seems like a really comprehensive guide ordhardist locating, planting, pruning, and caring for fruit trees at all stages. Linda Lee Gillilland rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Would have preferred more emphasis on organic methods of growth and pest control.

I also would have done a better job setting my trees up for production by properly pruning those first few years of growth. Luckily, The BackYard Orchardistby Stella Otto, can help home gardeners eliminate those impediments and ensure they will reap what they sow. This was very helpful as I was planning my little home orchard. Cassandra rated it really liked it Jul 30, Jun 08, Karen rated it liked it. I learned a ton and refer to it regularly.

I am one that values time tested solutions but as new varieties orcharcist out among other things resources can become outdated.

Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Preview — Backyard Orchardist by Stella Otto. Ask me in three years if I have fruit trees. I am going to check on some of these things elsewhere with newer resources but I am sure that I learned a good bit ochardist this book all the same.

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Mar 06, Camilla rated it really liked it. Everything I wanted to know about planting our fruit trees and a whole lot of extra technical information that I didn’t need. Jan 06, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: This is an easy-to-read book that covers all major fruit bearing trees with specific information for trees in different zones.


That answer will be my rating of this book. Return to Book Page. Feb 22, Jason rated it it was amazing. Jun 20, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the expanded and updated second edition of the award-winning reference book, which was first published twenty years ago and has sold over bzckyard, copies.

My orcgardist hesitation is that it seems a bit old. This will subscribe you to all of our newsletters, announcements, and promotional content. The BackYard Orchardist is a must-have reference book for anyone who wants to grow the best fruit possible with the least amount of trouble. Needs more solutions for problems. Lists with This Book. The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the fruit.

It even includes a list of common insects, fungi, and bacteria, their signs on your trees, and how to combat them in organic and non-organic methods. However, harvesting a passel of pears from a backyard tree is a bit more challenging. Feb 05, Chelsea rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Apr 30, Forest Sarka Chick rated it liked it. I think this will be a great reference book to have in my library especially as our little orchard grows.

Adewale Grillo rated it it was amazing Aug 23, Foreword Reviews only recommends books that we love.