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    Directory of Apple Cultivars

    by Martin Crawford – OUT OF PRINT. by Martin Crawford – OUT OF PRINT

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    Directory of Pear Cultivars

    £12.00

    by Martin Crawford, 1st Edition, October 1996. ISBN 1-874275-30-0. A4, 100 pages.. This comprehensive directory describes literally hundreds of pear varieties including all those available in Britain, also Perry pears and Asian pears. Like the Apple directory below, it contains descriptor lists of varieties recommended for particular situations, and in the main directory section describes individual varieties. A must for all pear enthusiasts!


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    Plums: Production, Culture and Cultivar Directory

    £10.00

    by Martin Crawford, 1st Edition, February 1996, ISBN 1-874275-29-7. A5, 60 pages.. This is a comprehensive guide to growing plums, including the different plum species, also bullaces, damsons and mirabelles. Includes descriptions of all the different plum species, a minor plums cultivar list, the cherry plum, rootstocks , Cultivation of European plums including siting, pollination, pruning, harvesting, pests and diseases , European cultivar selection which includes tables of flowering characteristics, descriptor lists of cultivars for specific situations, and descriptions of over 250 cultivars ,, cultivar descriptions of bullaces, damsons and mirabelles , and sources. A must for all plum growers.


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    Cherries: Producton and Culture

    £10.00

    by Martin Crawford 1st Edition, June 1997. ISBN 1-874275-33-5. A5, 52 pages.. Extensive treatment of cherries, including description of the many cherry species, cherry silviculture, cultivation and management of fruiting trees, and an extensive cultivar list with descriptions. A5 format.


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    Currants and Gooseberries

    £10.00

    by Martin Crawford, 1st Edition, March 1997. ISBN 1-874275-31-9. A5, 48 pages.. Blackcurrants, red and whitecurrants and gooseberries are all covered extensively here. Descriptions and uses of the plants are given, along with cultivation details and extensive cultivar lists and descriptions.


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    Blackberries and Raspberries

    £10.00

    by Martin Crawford, 1st Edition, June 1999. ISBN 1-874275-39-4. A5, 48 pages.. Extensive information is given here on all apsects of cultivation of blackberries, raspberries and hybrid berries. Includes extensive cultivar lists and descriptions.


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    Peaches and Apricots

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    by Martin Crawford. 1st Edition, August 2002. ISBN 1-874275-41-6. A5, 48 pages.. All aspects of peaches and apricots are comprehensively covered here, including tips and varieties for using in cool temperate areas.


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    Fruit Varieties Resistant to Pests and Diseases

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    by Martin Crawford, 1st Edition published December 1997. ISBN 1-874275-35-1.. ‘Fruit Varieties’ lists resistant varieties of all the common garden fruits (Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Currants, Berries etc) to all the common pests and diseases from which they may suffer. Choice of variety can make the difference between good healthy crops and poor diseased plants which crop rarely, and this book aims to help growers make that choice. A must for all gardeners and growers, especially organic growers who do not use chemicals for pest and disease control.


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    Nutshell Guide to Growing Grapes

    £3.50

    by Clive Simms Orchard House Books, November 2004. £2.99. Another excellent Nutshell Guide from Clive Simms, covering all basic aspects of growing grapes in Britain.


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    Hawthorns and Medlars

    £17.99

    by James B Phipps, Timber Press, 2003. ISBN 1-88192-591-8. 139 pp. £17.99.. This book focuses on some 70 species of hawthorn and medlar, many of which are quite rare, and all with edible fruits, though this book does not concentrate on that aspect of hawthorns. Their practical value is given plenty of emphasis, including edible uses, medicinal uses, hedges, and erosion control. Cultivation requirements are detailed on how to best grow and propagate these plants. An interesting chapter on breeding and selection give good information on how to hybridise these plants to produce new forms. Seventy five colour plates add immense interest to the book, and focus mainly on the fruits of different species.

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    Nutshell Guide to Growing Blueberries, Cranberries & Lingonberries

    £3.50

    by Clive Simms Orchard House Books, 2005. £3.50. Covers all the basic aspects of growing blueberries, cranberries and lingonberries in Britain.

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