112 pp. / 100 color photos,
40 illus / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8
Paper (0-8165-0962823643) $19.95
For anyone who grows citrus or wants to begin, this book offers a
complete and up-to-date guide to selecting and growing more than one hundred
varieties of oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and kumquats, as
well as exotic citrus. Lance Walheim has tailored his book to growers in
California, Arizona, Texas, the Gulf Coast, and Florida, and tells also how
to grow successfully in cold-winter areas.
Walheim offers practical methods for making citrus part of outdoor living
areas—in entries, backyards, courtyards, and even in containers for patio
gardens. He also tells how, with the extended and varied harvest seasons of
citrus, one can grow and enjoy fresh fruit almost year-round.
More than 100 color photos show the size, color, and shape of fruit and
the mature appearance of trees, while charts show at a glance where a
particular variety will grow and when to expect a harvest. Walheim also
discusses alternative, chemical-free methods of pest control to ensure
healthy as well as healthful fruit.
Lance Walheim is a citrus expert who grows more than a dozen varieties on
his 17-acre ranch in Exeter, California and is co-owner of California Citrus