Organic Fruit Production and Viticulture

Stella Cubison
Fruit production is one of the most challenging areas of organic growing, and those wanting to grow fruit organically have often found it difficult to obtain the necessary technical information. Essential reading for serious gardeners, smallholders, small-scale organic growers and farmers wishing to diversify their crop range, this book covers the organic cultivation of all of the most popular pome and stone fruits, strawberries, cane and bush fruits. For each fruit crop, advice and information is given on the latest suitable varieties and rootstocks, growing systems, pruning and training, crop care, harvesting, storage, pest and disease management. Individual chapters cover organic principles and conversion, soil fertility, crop nutrition, weed and habitat management, and protected production. Also the market for organic fruit, retail opportunities and other important outlets is analysed. A chapter by Roy Cook is provided on the important subject of viticulture.
Organic Fruit Production and Viticulture by Stella Cubison

About the author

Stella Cubison, BSc (Hons) Horticulture, is a fruit researcher working for Garden Organic (formerly the Henry Doubleday Research Association), a charitable organization dedicated to research into organic gardening, farming and food. Stella conducts and co-ordinates a variety of fruit-related research activities at Garden Organic. She has worked on several DEFRA-funded projects in the UK, chiefly concerning organic apple and strawberry production, carried out in conjunction with East Malling Research. She has written a number of articles and guides relating to organic fruit growing. Resident - East Sussex