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All About Citrus & Subtropical Fruits (Ortho's All About)

This book is for the gardener who wants to grow citrus and discover the unusual world of subtropical fruits. Learn how to grow and enjoy over 50 varieties of citrus and 16 exotic fruits, with tips in cultivating these plants indoors in colder climates.

Series: Ortho's All about

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Ortho (January 1, 1985)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0897210654

ISBN-13: 978-0897210652

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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A good summary on a variety of citrus and subtropical fruit. Most interesting varieties are indicated. There are informations about cold tolerance, fertilizing, propagating your plants, a lot of pictures. It is also a very inexpensive book, a great value.

If you want to know how to take care of your tropical fruit you won't learn it here! If you want to see pictures of citrus fruit, that you will see. I have pineapple plants along with banana, mango, orange, key lime, tangerine, and papaya trees. This book was worthless to me. I already know what they look like.

This book provides a very helpful overview of subtropical fruits. I was interested in finding good fruits to plant that are hard to obtain in stores and do well in my climate. By perusing this book multiple times over the course of several months, I was able to begin to get a feel for what would be good candidates. I have since planted several of them, am enjoying good fruit, and still like glancing through this book in a free moment...

I purchased this book since I have citrus trees in my back yard in Florida and had a particular disease or pest. The photos helped some. I did have to consult a much larger book at the Home Depot on citrus problems published by Ortho. Between all the reading, the internet and talking with others, I chose the proper chemical and am pleased with the results. The info on Hawaii wasn't of much value, however I guess they are in a sub-tropical area as well. Not sure how one achieves the beautiful fruit pictured on the front cover though. Our trees in this area have had a blight spread by wind and many nice trees have been cut down to prevent the transfer. Of all the varieties I have seen growing here, very few have nice skin or unblighted foliage. Hopefully I will be able to reach that goal. The book also covers a number of fruits that I have not observed in our area. The book is well laid out and is a good guide for basic reference. Appreciate Ortho publishing this book for us amateurs.

This was the first book I bought (an earlier edition) when I became interested in fruit gardening many years ago. I then bought the updated version much later. Slight changes, but both editions are wonderful. The pictures are inspiring. The emphasis is on subtropical fruit species, so unless you have a greenhouse or indoor grow lights, don't bother buying it if you live in Michigan or some such. It'll just frustrate you. Chapters provide info on what part of the southern/western tier of the USA each species can be grown as well as cultivation info., pests to watch out for, etc. There are subtropical fruits you've probably never heard of until you see them in this book, and then you'll want to grow them. Both editions even include some recipes, although the emphasis is on cultivation, not cooking.

Using this book we figured a couple of "mystery" trees in our neighborhood. A great reference for planning what trees to plant.This book has less information on fertilizing and pest control so there may be other books that would be a better reference on those aspects of citrus.

This book was very informative regarding raising all types of citrus plants. I was very pleased with the pictures and plant descriptions, it arrived on time and in the condition as described.

This book, recommended by a botanist friend is just the ticket for answering our questions about caring for our citrus trees. Great resource.

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