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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Fruit Kay Maguire

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Fruit By Kay Maguire

The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Fruit by Kay Maguire

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Definitive and authoritative advice to choosing, planting, growing and maintaining 75 of your own fruit and nut crops.

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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Fruit: The art and science to grow your own fruit by Kay Maguire

A combination of botanical beauty and practical advice in The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Fruit will inspire beginners and experienced growers to love and grow their own fruit. From growing from seed to harvesting, the projects will bring the wonderful world of fruit to life and produce confident, keen growers wanting to expand their experience of growing their own.

About Kay Maguire

KAY MAGUIRE trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and has been writing and making films about gardening and wildlife ever since. She writes for magazines and websites and is the author of the award-winning RHS How to Grow Your Own Crops in Pots. She is lucky enough to live in one of London's amazing Royal Parks, where she loves growing her own food, cycling and walking the dog with her kids.

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens has built a global resource for medicinal plant names that enables health professionals and researchers to access information about plants and plant products relevant to pharmacological research, health regulation, traditional medicine and functional foods.

Table of Contents

Introduction: growing fruit
plant types
top fruit
root stocks
soft fruit
need to know
garden planning
Growing fruit in containers
Citrus: Lemon (Citrus x limon)
Citrus: Orange (Citrus x aurantium)
Project 1 Growing citrus in a pot
Citrus: Kumquat (Citrus x japonica)
Citrus: Citron (Citrus medica)
Citrus: Meyer's lemon (Citrus x limon 'Meyer')
Quince (Cydonia)
Project 2: Making quince jelly
Persimmons (diospyros)
Loquat (Eriobotrya)
Fig (Ficus)
Project 3 Planting a fig
Apple (Malus)
Project 3 Step over mini orchard
Apple (Malus) pollinating partners
Project 4 Family apple tree
Crab apple (Malus)
Olives (Olea europaea)
Cherry family: Apricot (Prunus armeniaca)
Cherry (Prunus avium)
Gage (Prunus domestica)
Almond (Prunus dulcis)
Project 5 Making damson gin
Damson (prunus insititia)
Peach (Prunus persica)
Cherry: Nectarine (Prunus persica var. nectarine)
Pomegranate (Punica)
Pear (Pyrus)
Project 6 Perfectly preserved dried fruit
Pear (Pyrus)
Medlar (Mespilus)
Mulberry (Morus)
Rosehips (Rosa canina)
Project 9 Making rosehip syrup
Elder (Sambucus)
Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa)
Melons (Cucumis melo) and watermelons
Project 7 Growing melons from seed
Strawberries (Fragaria)
Project 8 Propagating strawberries from runners
Wild strawberries
Project 9 Growing wild strawberries
Goji berries (Lycium barbarum)
Myrtle (Myrtis communis)
Passion fruit (Passiflora caerulea)
Blackcurrants and jostaberry (Ribes nigrum)
Blackcurrants and jostaberry (Ribes nigrum)
Redcurrants (Ribes rubrum)
Pink currants (Ribes rubrum)
Gooseberries (Ribes uva-crispa)
Blackberries and hybrids (Rubus fruticosus)
Blackberries and hybrids (Rubus species)
Raspberries (Rubus idaeus)
Project 10 Making raspberry fruit leather
Blueberries (Vaccinium) inluding bilberry (V. myrtillus)
Project 11 Blueberries in a pot
Lignonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)
Cranberries (Vaccinium oxycoccus)
Grapes (Vitis)
Hazlenut (Coryus avellana)
Filbert (Corylus maxima)
Walnut (Juglans)
Sweet chestnut (Castanaea)
Cashewnut (Anacardium occidentale)
Project 12 Chestnut stuffing
Year programme: spring
Year programme: summer
Year programme: autumn
Year programme: winter

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The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Fruit: The art and science to grow your own fruit by Kay Maguire
White Lion Publishing
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