Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Media Resources: The BackYard Berry Book

Author: Stella Otto

Pages: 288
Size: 6 x 9. Trade paperback
Black & white line illustrations
Resource lists
Trouble shooting guide
Monthly almanac
Glossary. Index.
$17.95 USD

ISBN: 978-0-9634520-6-1

Pub Date: April 1, 1995

Published by: OttoGraphics (Distributed by: Chelsea Green Publishing)

Both the gar­den novice and the more expe­ri­enced “green-thumb” will har­vest bushels of hands-on advice from an expe­ri­enced grower and pro­fes­sional hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist. The Back­yard Berry Book pro­vides what is needed for any gar­dener to suc­cess­fully grow every­thing from rasp­ber­ries to grapes, cur­rants to kiwifruit. High­lights include detailed advice on:

- select­ing the best vari­eties of fruit
– proper site selec­tion and soil prepa­ra­tion
– plant­ing and prun­ing
– envi­ron­men­tally respon­si­ble pest and dis­ease con­trol
– har­vest and stor­age hints.

Paired with its com­pan­ion, The Back­yard Orchardist, read­ers will have every­thing they need for a boun­ti­ful fruit gar­den except the plants.

“Stella Otto has done it again! When we reviewed her first book, The Back­yard Orchardist, we wrote ‘What we like most about this book is that it isn’t intim­i­dat­ing. Stella Otto doesn’t act like some expert-from-on high; she gen­tly and con­vinc­ingly enables us to real­ize that, yes, we can grow fruit suc­cess­fully.’ Ditto for The Back­yard Berry Book…you should by all means read this book.“
– HortIdeas