By DK Publishing
With basic step by step images and pleasant counsel and tips on issues akin to sowing and planting, pest and sickness regulate, helps and shelters, in addition to making plans, crop rotation, and making compost, Great Fruit and Vegetable Guide is the appropriate reference, even if you're a newbie or a pro gardener.
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When late-season pears pull easily away from the tree they can be brought inside and stored. 45 PESTS AND DISEASES Comparisons are often made between apples and pears, and when it comes to ﬁghting off pests and diseases pears are the clear winners. Although they are not completely invincible, they face far fewer problems. If aphids are spotted or pear leaf midge suspected, use a plant oil wash in winter and, if necessary, spray trees with a pyrethroid insecticide after blossom has dropped. Place grease bands around the trunks to keep winter moth caterpillars from climbing up and laying eggs.
Net container-grown or wall-trained trees to deter birds. Winter moths can be a real problem, and will munch their way through leaves—attach sticky grease bands around the trunks of trees and pick off any caterpillars you ﬁnd. If aphids are a problem, spray with insecticidal soap. Be wary of diseases such as bacterial canker, plum sawﬂy, plum fruit moth, and pocket plum as well. STORING Plums, damsons, and gages will keep for a short time in the refrigerator, but try to use them as soon as possible after harvesting to keep them from spoiling.
0 5 1 q 7 2 on a dwarﬁng rootstock early spring or fall excellent resistance hardy needs 1 pollenizer (mid) mid-fall APPLES 31 ‘Jonagold’ A widely grown tree, it produces heavy yields but has some susceptibility to scab and canker. The large, yellow-green, red-ﬂushed fruits are crisp and juicy and their creamy ﬂesh has a sweet, honeyed ﬂavor. The fruit will store until the new year. 0 5 1 q 7 2 on a dwarﬁng rootstock early spring or fall some resistance hardy needs 2 pollenizers (mid) late fall ‘Enterprise’ ‘Laxton’s Fortune’ The crisp, full ﬂavor of ‘Enterprise’ gets even better after a month or two of cold storage.
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