The Best Apples to Buy and Grow

The Best Apples to Buy and Grow

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Your indispensable field guide to the crispy, crunchy, intensely flavorful apples increasingly available at supermarkets, farmers' markets, farm stands, and orchards. Use this handbook to discover some of the tastiest antique and modern varieties, and how to use them for cooking, baking, cider making, or eating fresh.--COVER.To ensure that worthy varieties endure, apple propagators take small cuttings, called scions, from the fruit-bearing parts of a tree that produces desirable fruit ... Grafting requires manual dexterity and experience, but it is an agricultural skill home gardeners can master with practice. ... Live-wood grafting (shield, or aquot;Taquot; grafting, or chip grafting) is done in |une or late August using buds taken from an activelyanbsp;...

Title:The Best Apples to Buy and Grow
Author:Beth Hanson
Publisher:Brooklyn Botanic Garden - 2005


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