We have an interesting selection of books that will help your garden or fruit orchard be successful. Some of the books we offer are on a range of specific topics such as nut trees or edible native plants. We also use them as reference guides and have found them to be very helpful. If ordered separately, the books are sent by USPS media mail (media mail). There is an additional shipping cost per book whether sent with trees or by themselves. If you order books only be sure to select the "books only" shipping option. The cost on the website shows $0.00 but the correct shipping charge will be added by the time your order is completely filled out.
If ordered separately, video orders are shipped by media mail for $3.50. If ordered with plants, the normal shipping chart is followed.
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A two part video exploration produced by Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchards, featuring nationally renowned tree expert Michael Dolan. Hear how Michael and Carolyn's 40 year adventure began and be inspired by its evolution! Take a stroll with Michael through their 20 acres of mature fruit and nut orchards and learn the essentials of growing fruit and nut trees and shrubs. Geared to a national audience, each video covers 60+ minutes of varietal information, organic practices, and growing tips that will help you learn from their successes and failures and will help you decide which varieties to grow at your location. A great gift for the garden adventurer in your life, the backyard grower, regenerative agricultural enthusiasts, or for those considering a commercial or retirement planting.
Written by Suellen Ocean. A How-To Vegetarian Acorn Cookbook. Oaks are native to nearly all states & many species have traditionally been used as human food. Acorns and Eat-em book has simple modern techniques for removing the bitterness in acorns and has lots of delicious recipes. 108 pages. $4.25 shipping charge.
American Horticulture Society Award Winner
The apple is one of the most iconic fruits, traditionally picked on cool fall days and used in pies, crisps, and ciders. And there is a vast world of varieties that goes beyond the common grocery store offerings of Red Delicious and Granny Smith. With names like American Beauty, Carter’s Blue, and Fallawater, and flavors ranging from sweet to tart, this treasure trove of unique apples is ripe for discovery. $4.25 shipping charge.
This is the most comprehensive reference and instructional manual for all aspects of plant grafting. Covers over 2000 species and cultivars of important ornamental, fruit and nut plants. Over 500 color photos and illustrations in 635 pages. $4.25 shipping charge.
With expert advice and clear, step-by-step instructions, The Big Book of Cidermaking equips readers with the skills they need to make the cider they want: sweet, dry, fruity, farmhouse-style, hopped, barrel-aged, or fortified. 2020. 336 pages. Full color illustrations. $4.25 shipping charge.
Written by Annie Bhagwandin. Beautifully illustrated with 90 wonderful recipes and many practical tips on processing. The Chestnut Cookbook is more than a cookbook, it tells you the history and folklore of chestnuts. $4.25 shipping charge.
Great information on making sweet and hard cider and vinegar with 127 recipes that celebrate the sweet, tart tangy flavors of apple cider. The Ciderhouse Cookbook has large format 85 color photos and 225 pages. $4.25 shipping charge.
Written by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols. Discover the pleasures of making and drinking cider. From choosing the right apples through reaping the liquid rewards of a successful pressing, this classic guide has you covered. With detailed drawings of cider-making equipment, methods, and set-up, even a novice juicer will enjoy sweet and spicy gallons in no time. Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols provide insightful, time-tested advice enlivened by a smattering of historical anecdotes. Whether you like your cider sweet or hard, you’re sure to find a recipe that satisfies. $4.25 shipping charge.
Lots of research and growing information on 50 of the more obscure food bearing woody plats for the north. Focus is on varieties with little if any disease and pest issues. Over 200 color photos and 370 pages. $4.25 shipping charge.
Building better soil with no-till, cover crops, and carbon-based soil amendments. Capturing more sunlight, improving water retention and infiltration, and supporting microorganisms and other soil life. A comprehensive, clear, and practical guide for growers of every scale, to increase and sustain productivity. Well illustrated. 351 pages. $4.25 shipping charge.
Forest Gardening or Agroforestry is a way of growing edible crops with nature doing most of the work. Creating a Forest Garden includes a detailed directory of over 500 trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals, root crops and climbers – almost all of them edible and many very unusual. $4.25 shipping charge.