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The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia  :  Over 200 Temperate and Subtropical Fruits, Nuts and Berries to Grow in Gardens, Farms or Orchards - Louis Glowinski

The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia

Over 200 Temperate and Subtropical Fruits, Nuts and Berries to Grow in Gardens, Farms or Orchards

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Published: 15th December 2008
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Over 350 pages of practical advice, with more than 250 photographs and illustrations in colour and black and white of more than 200 fruits, nuts and berries. Contains snippets of folklore, history, quirky hints and culinary tips.

About The Author

Louis Glowinkski came to Melbourne when he was four. Emerging some two decades later with a medical degree from Melbourne University, he joined a busy family medical practice in the western suburbs. The rejuvenation of a neglected backyard orchard in his Caulfield home sparked his interest in, or more correctly obsession with, growing fruit, nuts and berries - including many unusual and tropical and semi-tropical plants.

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4.8

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  • Easy to understand (10)
  • Relevant (9)
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  • Deserves multiple readings (8)

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5.0

easy to read and comprehensive

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    Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

    We are developing a food haven on our property. I want to grow as wide a range of foods and need information on pruning, soils, pests etc. This book has met all my expectations. It was a recommended read by my nurseryman. Definitely well worth the investment.

     
    5.0

    Great book for any gardening enthusiast

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    from Melbourne

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      Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

      Recommended by a neighbour who has planted a White Mulberry (Shahtoot) in her garden after reading this book and visiting the author's garden many years ago.
      I was delighted to find it on line
      Booktopia was very efficient and I received the book within days of ordering it

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best book about fruit growing ever!

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      from Harcourt VIC AU

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        Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

        Very easy to understand and get the needed information very quick.

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        5.0

        Comprehensive reference book

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        from Esperance, WA

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          Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

          Like the history of species and varieties of fruits.
          Using book to gain information on suitable varieties for my climate, pollination requirements, and disease resistant varieties.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Essential gardening guide.

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          from Country Victoria.

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            Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

            As a keen gardener, but relatively new to growing fruit trees, I was looking for a book which covered all aspects of growing fruit trees. This book ticked all the boxes, it is easy to read and gives plenty of detail on everything from choosing the correct tree for your area, all the basics of pruning, soil maintenance, which sprays to use and when. I'm totally impressed and know I can rely on the information given as it is specifically written for the Australian gardener.

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            4.0

            All you need to know on Fruit growing

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            from Newstead VIC

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              Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

              This book is all about Fruit growing in Australia.
              It covers most aspects from Cultivation, Growing, Plsnting, Fertilizing, Spraying, Pruning and problem solving. Very useful for a home orchard owner, particularly for young trees planted in the last two years.

               
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              from Melbourne

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                Good product and quick delivery

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                4.0

                Essential reading for growers!

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                from Sydney

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                  Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

                  This book provides local knowledge for growing and caring for fruit and nut trees in Australia, which helped us get our mini orchard planted. It includes interesting history about the trees, which gives it a personal feel. Picking this book up is like going to talk with a passionate orchard grower - you get stories and all the insider tips!

                   
                  5.0

                  great book

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                  from Adelaide, AU

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                    Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

                    great book and very informative, makes me want to start ordering trees and get out in the garden

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best authority on Fruit in Australia

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                    from Hobart AU

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                      Comments about The Complete Book of Fruit Growing in Australia:

                      Extremely useful reference on growing and using fruit in Australia, written by a very knowledgeable and experienced grower. Used often.

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                      ISBN: 9780733624070
                      ISBN-10: 0733624073
                      Series: The Hungry Student
                      Audience: General
                      Format: Paperback
                      Language: English
                      Number Of Pages: 382
                      Published: 15th December 2008
                      Publisher: Hachette Australia
                      Country of Publication: AU
                      Dimensions (cm): 18.7 x 26.1  x 2.2
                      Weight (kg): 1.24
                      Edition Number: 1
                      Edition Type: Revised