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 New Book on Home Orchards in PNW 
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Post New Book on Home Orchards in PNW
Maybe this has been previously posted, but this looks like an excellent resource for learning fruit tree basics:
From Tree to Table: Growing Backyard Fruit Trees in the Pacific Maritime Climate
By Barbara Edwards, Mary Olivella, 2011


Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:34 pm
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Yes, I read it and it is a good book and a primer for getting started.

It mentions some of the ideas from Home Orchard Society.

An organization in Seattle, City Fruit, was promoting the book a bit as well last year......for anyone who does Facebook and is "activist" oriented when it comes to fruit trees in public spaces, City Fruit in Seattle has web page with little tidbits every other day that mention things like this book.


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I just read this book. It's a good intro book, although it does have some incorrect information. It suggests that you graft apples into pear trees and vice versa. Out of 12, ooo or so varieties, that is probably only possible with Winter Banana and fertility pear, which they didn't mention. They also said put compost in a bucket of water, wait, and you have compost tea. Not really. You have compost leachate, which is a valuable fertilizer, but it's not compost tea until it is actively aerated. Then you actually can suppress diseases, as they suggested you do.

They are from the Bay area, which is reflected in their writing.

I got it from the library, so I found it rewarding. It's good for somebody who is starting. It's not too big of a book for $18.95. I loved their chapter on quinces.
John S
PDX OR


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