Listed below are the books and links I have found most helpful and interesting for gardening and growing fruit trees.

  • Sunset Western Garden Book, Sunset Publishing, Menlo, Park, CA
  • Brickell, Christopher, ed, Pruning and Training, American Horticultural Society, DK Publishing, New York.
  • Integrated Pest Management for Apples and Pears and Integrated Pest Management for Stone Fruits, UC Davis,
  • Otto, Stella, The Backyard Orchardist A complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden.
  • Phillips, Michael, The Apple Grower, A guide for the organic orchardist.
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Western Area Cooperative Extension, serving northern Nevada.


I recommend these organizations to fruit tree growers.

  • North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)
  • California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG)
  • Home Orchard Society


To request a Price/Availability List of trees I have available, click here. If I don’t have the variety you want, most of the trees from my initial planting came (on time and in great condition) from these folks:

  • Boyer Nurseries
  • Cummins Nursery
  • Trees of Antiquity


  • The Reno Homebrewer, 2335-A Dickerson Road, Reno, Nevada, 89503, (775) 329-2537. Home brew supplies, wine kits, equipment.
  • Burch, Byron, Brewing Quality Beers, The Home Brewer’s Essential Guidebook.
  • Cox, Jeff, From Vines to Wines, The complete guide to growing grapes and making your own wine.
  • Proulx, Annie, and Nichols, Lew, Cider, Making, using, and enjoying sweet and hard cider.
  • Watson, Ben, Cider, Hard and Sweet, History, traditions, and making your own.

One thought on “Links

  1. Maureen Hoban

    I got pheromone traps from you, remember? Anyway, my question is as follows. I am following the IPM recommendations. My peach tree is in full bloom, but a stone fruit, no evidence of codling moths in previous years. My Granny Smith apple, and two pears have not bloomed yet. DO I WAIT FOR THE APPLE TREE FULL BLOOM, to watch for moths and place trap? Maureen Hoban


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