Hardy Apples: Growing Apples in Cold Climates (Hardcover)

Hardy Apples: Growing Apples in Cold Climates By Bob Osborne, Beth Powning (Photographer) Cover Image
By Bob Osborne, Beth Powning (Photographer)
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An essential guide to growing apples at high latitudes and altitudes

Hardy Apples is both a practical guide and a loving tribute to the wonderful abundance and diversity of apple cultivars available to the northern gardener and orchardist Full of tips, facts, beautiful photographs and fascinating stories about apples both popular and obscure, this book is sure to inform and entertain in equal measure

Drawing on over 40 years of experience propagating and selling apple cultivars from his nursery in Corn Hill, New Brunswick, author Bob Osborne walks you through the basics of how an apple tree grows and the ideal conditions needed to cultivate a successful crop Osborne also includes vital information about planting, pruning, harvesting, storing and propagating apples, and he devotes an entire chapter to preventing and dealing with the pests and diseases that plague so many growers, plus the challenges of hard winters and unpredictable weather

Following the section on growing apples is an extensive catalog of over 90 apple cultivars Here are just a few of the apples you will find:

  • Ashmead's Kernel
  • Bottle Greening
  • Cox's Orange Pippin
  • Fameuse
  • Red Astrachan
  • Seek-No-Further

Each profile features a brief history and description of the apple as well as information and photos to help identify cultivars you might already have in your yard With the growing popularity of hard-cider making, Osborne includes a special section dedicated to excellent cultivars that cideries across North America should seek out The guide also features North American hardiness zone maps, resources and a handy table of hardy cultivars -- a great at-a-glance reference when shopping for trees

With over 200 exquisite photographs and illustrations, Hardy Apples is an elegant, educational and entertaining reference that is equally at home atop a coffee table or a propagator's station

About the Author

Bob Osborne is the owner of Corn Hill Nursery in New Brunswick, Canada He is a gardening author, a columnist on CBC radio and a member of several horticultural organizations Beth Powning has photographed four previous books, including Hardy Roses with Bob Osborne
Product Details
ISBN: 9780228103189
ISBN-10: 0228103185
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English