You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table.Includes-* guidance on selecting all types of fruit for home growing* handy tips for maximizing flavour and cropping* illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended fruit* practical advice on care, harvesting, storage, pruning, propagation and pest control* step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniquesAlan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to grow delicious fruit in your garden.
Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1- Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre, and the bestselling The Kitchen Gardener- How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. He has presented Gardeners' World, the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show and Nature of Britain, and has his own daily chatshow and presents his own show on Radio 2.