The Home Orchard: Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees

Developed especially for backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers, The Home Orchard offers an in-depth look at how trees grow; which species grow best in different regions and soils; varieties from which to select; preparing the soil, planting, watering, and fertilizing; pruning and grafting; thinning fruit; diagnosing problems and controlling pests; and harvesting. Several practices, such as key budding and grafting methods, are depicted in step-by-step photos. The guidebook covers standard methods and innovative practices that are suited to the small-scale grower.

Published by University of California’s Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources