By Bob Osborne
The essential guide to growing apples at high latitudes and altitudes. Drawing on over 40 years of experience propagating and selling apple cultivars from his nursery, author Bob Osborne walks you through the basics of how an apple tree grows and the ideal conditions needed to cultivate a successful crop. Osborne also includes vital information about planting, pruning, harvesting, storing, and propagating apples, and he devotes an entire chapter to preventing and dealing with the pests and diseases that plague so many growers, plus the challenges of hard winters and unpredictable weather. With over 200 exquisite photographs and illustrations, Hardy Apples is an elegant, educational, and entertaining reference for anyone looking to grow their own.