A comprehensive full-colour handbook for growing fruit in cold climates that is aimed at the home gardener. Includes a detailed map and reference guide to zones, hardiness, planting time, and best practices to ensure growth and survival.
From pincherries to haskaps, tree fruits to vine fruits, and everything in between, renowned horticulturalists Dr Bob Bors and Sara Williams delve into the science of growing and maintaining fruit plants for northern gardeners.
Each specific fruit plant is given its own chapter in this beautifully designed reference guide, complete with charts and colour photographs, outlining and describing the plant and its history, planting, care, and any problems (such as insects and disease) that are typically associated with growing it. Gardeners will be able to decide which plants would work best in their own gardens, and harvest the fruits of their success.
About the authors
Sara Williams’ previous books include A Photographic History of the Forestry Farm Park, Perennials for the Prairies, In a Cold Land: Saskatchewan’s Horticultural Pioneers, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape and, with co-author Hugh Skinner, Best Trees and Shrubs for the Prairies, Gardening Naturally and Best Groundcovers and Vines for the Prairies. She was the founder and first editor of The Saskatchewan Gardener. Sara Williams has a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Horticultural Extension from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as a B.A. in English and History from the University of Michigan. She served as the horticultural specialist with the Extension Division of the University of Saskatchewan for 12 years, retiring in 2001.
Dr. Bob Bors is the Project Leader of the Domestic Fruit Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences. Bob obtained a BSC from the University of Maryland, and a PhD from the University of Guelph. Bob's research focuses on breeding, tissue culture, propagation, disease screening, and interspecific hybridization of horticultural crops with emphasis on fruit and ornamentals. Bob’s previous publications include: Spencer, L. Matthews, B. Bors, and C. Peters. 2013. The Saskatoon Berry Manual; R.H. Bors and L. Matthews, 2004. Dwarf Sour Cherries: A Guide for Commercial Production.