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The Fruit Gardener’s Bible by Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry

We have a new gardening book by Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry called The Fruit Gardener’s Bible that is awesome!  I’ve grown strawberries for years but am fairly new to the world of grapes, peaches, apples, raspberries and blackberries (all of which were already planted at the house we bought or I planted shortly thereafter).  I am trying to read as much as possible about my fruits and this book was very helpful.  For example, did you know that not only do our zone 5 fruit trees require a certain number of hours (different for every fruit) below 45 degrees every winter in order to flower and fruit but that you also have to subtract any hours from your total that are above 60 degrees?  I did not know that.  This book covers all kinds of fruits, diseases and insects and has lots of pictures.  I found myself bookmarking every 10 pages or so in order to later make notes and finally just decided this book is so good I’m just going to buy it.  When I wrote down the book’s information I discovered the book’s publisher was Storey Publishing-I should have known.  They have some of the most helpful gardening and animal husbandry books that I have ever read.  Whether you are new to fruits or just dreaming of the fruits you’d someday like to plant, this is a good book for you.

Stacy W.

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