An in-depth guide to over 100 of the best trees for producing fruits, nuts, edible leaves and other useful products.
Martin Crawford has researched and experimented with tree crops for 25 years and has selected over 100 of the best trees producing fruits, nuts, edible leaves and other useful products that can be grown in Europe and North America. From more common species such as apple and plum to the more unusual such as buffaloberry and pepper trees, Martin provides in-depth knowledge on a wide variety of trees for orchards and forest gardens. Each of the trees or tree groups include details of: • Origin and history • Description and uses • Varieties/Cultivars • Cultivation, pests and diseases • Related species • European and North American suppliers • Colour photos accompany every entry. The appendices makes choosing trees for your situation easy, with lists of suitable trees for specific situations plus flow charts to guide you. If you want to know about and use the large diversity of tree crops that are available in temperate and continental climates, then this book is both fascinating and essential reading by an internationally acknowledged expert.