Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Ortho; 2 edition (February 5, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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I got this book looking for information to answer the life long question "Why are my citrus trees not happy?". It wasn't that type of book. Instead it gives a quick review of how to keep them happy and what could be wrong, however, this book is mostly fluf in that area. This book does have lots of pictures of citrus trees/plants. About a third of the book is just pictures of the different citrus plants, varients and native locations. Its a great place to start and a good one for the collection. It is just not what I wanted. - Plus the used prices were cheep enough that buying one didn't set set me back much more than shipping.
got my first lemons this year on a dwarf meyer lemon but had one of my dwarf key limes just die. Bought this as a handy reference and wasn't displeased covers the basics of citrus cultivation with some depth as well. Like the listing by plant type. Definitely recommend as a first reference for growing citrus and to keep on hand when you need some advice. Great photos and illustrations. Fun to read as well as practical and informative.Tips on micro-nutrients and chelated minerals to avoid chlorsis was what I needed for a few plants. Good advice on root trimming and transplanting. Grow my citrus in containers and was worried the book would either gloss over patio/container cultivation or be too specific. Nice balance. More than just an introduction and as I say having at hand as a first reference.Nice source information for acidic fertilizers and pesticides.
Although it didn't have as much about growing citrus in containers as I would have liked, it is still a very informative and well-illustrated book, especially for the price. I also have the one by Sunset Gardening and this one is much better and has more information.
This book has about the same info that you can find online. Not impressed. If you have already been growing citrus for a little while or a long time, there will not be any new info in here. Why is it so hard to find a GOOD, worth your time book on Citrus and tropical plants?If you are a first time citrus fruit grower, I would still hesitate to recommend this book. If your a first timer go online to find info, it's cheaper haha.
While the book is mainly titled, Citrus, I bought it for information on some of the more rare subtropical fruits detailed and I was not disappointed! There is a wealth of info on all sorts of plants you can grow in some of the more limited areas of Florida and California. If you, like me, are lucky enough to live here, you know you can grow all kinds of things beyond apples and peaches (and indeed, guavas and Surinam cherries grow better here anyways). Very excited to have this volume in my library. Gives info on how to propagate, care for, and eat the plants detailed.
I bought it for the citrus part of the book which is only half of the book. I did find the other parts interesting. It was able to answer about 70% of my questions about the different varieties of citrus. Good starter book.
There is some good information in this book about growing citrus and other fruits. I just wish that the pages on the citrus were in more detail, and not so brief. It is a small portion of the book, and that is disappointing. I would have liked more detailed information on the varieties instead of just a chart. Kind of misleading, as there are lots of other fruits that I was not interested in that took up more of the book.
I had selected an earlier edition for my library and was glad to see an update. The great, wonderful thing about this book is the excellent photographs of many varieties. The subtropical is just a nice bonus. As a Master Gardener, I get many questions from people who have lived in south Florida and other countries more tropical . They usually say "In wherever they had a tree that had....fruit, or leaves or flowers. This book is very helpful.
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