FRUITS FOR THE HOME GARDEN by Ken & Pat Kraft

FRUITS FOR THE HOME GARDEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This gardening pair, propelled perhaps by the wake of their enthusiasm for the father of herbaceous invention (Luther Burbank, 1967) have been taken with the practical and aesthetic charms of dwarf fruit trees, and this is a general, enthusiastic guide. Peering over the pruning shears of various nurserymen, the Krafts made particular use of the lore of Stark Bro.'s Nurseries and Orchards Co., legatee of Luther Burbank. The small-space requirement, and economical treatment methods, for the dwarf fruit tree are Urging forth nurserymen's efforts to produce unusual and flamboyant varieties, and the ancient art of espalier is being revived. The authors investigate the origins of new varieties and offer procedures for pruning, de-pesting, culture. There are sections dealing with each type of fruit tree and commercial varieties with remedies for endemic difficulties.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Morrow