By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756671582

ISBN-13: 9780756671587

With basic step by step images and pleasant counsel and tips on issues corresponding to sowing and planting, pest and sickness regulate, helps and shelters, in addition to making plans, crop rotation, and making compost, Great Fruit and Vegetable Guide is the ideal reference, no matter if you're a newbie or a pro gardener.

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0 5 1 q 6 2 on a dwarfing rootstock early spring (or fall in the South) excellent resistance hardy fertile (mid) mid- to late summer 0 5 1 q 6 2 on a dwarfing rootstock early spring (or fall in the South) excellent resistance hardy fertile (mid) early to mid-fall APPLES 39 ‘Blenheim Orange’ This excellent dual-purpose tree produces heavy yields of red- and russet-striped golden fruits with white flesh and a nutty flavor. It is vigorous, so is best on a dwarfing rootstock. It has good mildew resistance, although scab can be a problem.

Plums to be used for cooking can be harvested earlier and will keep a little longer in the refrigerator. Pick plums with a short amount of stalk attached to prevent the fruit skins from tearing. Fruits ripen in succession, so keep checking the tree for those that are ripe. 55 PESTS AND DISEASES Wasps, flies, and birds are drawn to sweet, ripening fruits, so do all you can to discourage them. Try to ensure that trees receive a constant level of moisture, since irregular watering can cause the plums’ skins to split, leaving them open to attack from both pests and diseases, notably brown rot, which will shrivel plums, covering the skins in spores.

0 5 1 q 6 2 unsuitable for containers early spring some resistance hardy self-fertile (mid) midsummer 0 5 1 q 6 2 unsuitable for containers early spring good resistance hardy self-fertile (early) midsummer 62 TREE FRUITS ‘Old Green Gage’ Often considered the finest of all the dessert plums, the medium-sized, yellow-green fruits produced by this variety have a superb, sweet, luscious flavor. Although not always a reliable cropper, the yields are usually of a decent size. 0 5 1 q 7 2 unsuitable for containers early spring or fall good resistance fairly hardy partially self-fertile (late) midsummer ‘Oullins Gage’ ‘Imperial Gage’ This gagelike plum is a reliable, heavy-cropping variety.

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