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What's Wrong With My Fruit Garden?: 100% Organic Solutions for Berries, Trees, Nuts, Vines, and Tropicals

By David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth

Offers help for all kinds of fruit crises. What impressed us most is that the authors take an entirely organic approach.


It's the question most commonly heard in every garden: what's wrong with my ... ? And with the bestselling What's Wrong With My Plant? and What's Wrong With My Vegetable Garden?, David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth have answered it for flower borders, perennial gardens, and vegetable beds. What's next? One of the most challenging parts of the garden — the delicious yet disease-prone fruit garden.

What's Wrong With My Fruit Garden? offers a path toward a healthy garden packed with fresh fruit. In addition to learning how to diagnose a plant problem through clear visual keys, you will also learn the most effective organic solutions for every problem. Detailed plant portraits include information on growth; seasonality; temperature, light, and soil requirements; and planting techniques. The 37 plants include everything from almonds to watermelons.

This book is a must-have guide for any food gardener looking to grow scrumptious and problem-free fruit!

Media reviews

"Offers help for all kinds of fruit crises. What impressed us most is that the authors take an entirely organic approach."


"This is an invaluable guide."

Publishers Weekly

"You can grow tasty, blemish-free fruits and nuts with much less work than you may think. ... Well-organized and concise."

—Doreen Howard, American Gardener

"Beyond comprehensive yet straight forward information about basic cultural techniques regarding planting, pollination, and propagation, Deardorff and Wadsworth offer photographic snapshots that help growers recognize common problems. ... Both hobby and professional fruit growers may find this an essential resource."

—Carol Haggas, Booklist

About the authors

David Deardorff

David Deardorff is a botanist and expert plant pathologist. He earned his Ph.D. in botany from the University of Washington. He coordinated plant pathology research at the University of Hawaii and served as faculty adviser to the Master Gardener program at Washington State University.

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Kathryn Wadsworth

Kathryn Wadsworth is a writer, photographer, and naturalist, who enjoys sharing the wonders of the natural world with others. Currently, she can be found presenting workshops around the United States on a wide variety of topics, from gardening to ecology.

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