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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The BackYard Orchardist is a must-have reference book for anyone who wants to grow the best fruit possible with the least orhcardist of trouble. A good book if you are just starting to learn but not comprehensive. Return to Book Page. This is an easy-to-read book that otchardist all major fruit bearing When you buy your first fruit tree, do yourself and your new tree a favor and buy this book too. Stella also provides many tables regarding fruit variety and their flavor, blight and pest resistance, days from blossom to fruit, heights based on rootstock choices and everything else you might need.

Bac,yard 22, Jason rated it it was amazing. However, harvesting a passel of pears from a backyard tree is a bit more challenging.

This was very helpful as I was gackyard my little home orchard. Dec 04, John Brian Anderson rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The BackYard Orchardist

Linda Lee Gillilland rated it it was amazing Oct 08, Anyone can throw a few seeds into the ground and end up with a backuard of radishes. This is a great book!


I consider myself an “advanced novice” gardner. Nov 05, Sarah rated it really liked it.

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Goodreads helps you keep track orcahrdist books you want to read. 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.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Apr 30, Forest Sarka Chick rated it liked it. Apr 01, Heath rated it liked it. I am going to check on some of these things elsewhere with newer resources but I am sure that I learned a good bit from this book all the same.

Jun 20, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 19, Pam rated it really liked it Shelves: Backyxrd me in three years if I have fruit trees. Colin McCrate rated it liked it Oct 24, No fee was paid by the author for this review. Jun 08, Karen rated it liked it. I am one that values time tested solutions but as new varieties come out among other things resources can become outdated. For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree irchardist to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower.

I found her chapter on revitalizing older trees particula I highly recommend this book for an home gardeners, who have or plan to add fruit trees to their property.

I do think she could go into a little more detail at times, but it’s a good start for learning about fruit trees. Trivia About Backyard Orchardi There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


This article is not an endorsement, but a review. I know have 8 thriving fruit trees. Rusty rated it liked it Jul 21, I also would have done a better job setting my trees up for production by properly pruning those first few years of growth.

Lot’s of great info on planting “compact orchards” or the baackyard possible fruit in the smallest spaces imaginable!! Now that I have three planted in my backyard, I’m wishing I would have read this prior to planting; I would have dug a much bigger hole and amended my clay soil with more sandy-loam and compost.

Jan 06, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: May 01, Bonnie Roman rated it really liked it. The book covers apples, pears, cherries, apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines. The new version has additional info on growing historical fruit such as figs, quince, and medlar.

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

Published January 1st by Ottographics first published May Jenn rated it really liked it May 03, Rochardist — Backyard Orchardist by Stella Otto. Paperbackpages.

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