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Growing and cooking fruit from your garden

Jane McMorland Hunter

Chris Kelly



ISBN: 9781911624776

Price: £

Publication date: 6 June 2019

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

Orchards are one of the oldest and most beautiful types of garden. Forget large commercial orchards and, instead, think of sitting in the gentle shade of a graceful tree and eating a perfect piece of fruit. You do not need a lot of space to achieve this; you don’t even need much skill. Just a desire for really good fruit and a love of beautiful gardens and trees.

Whether you fantasise about having a whole orchard, just a cherry tree in a pot, or even the perfect apple pie, Orchard provides all the information, inspiration and encouragement you need. From versatile apples, popular pears, beautiful cherries and cultivated plums to rare quinces, ancient medlars and wise mulberries, Orchard caters for the fruit farmer, amateur cook and natural historian. As well as sharing essential cultivation advice and delicious recipes, this comprehensive guide also explores the rich traditions of fruit growing alongside the charming histories of your favourite fruits.

Whether you have a tiny balcony or a huge field, it’s never been easier to grow and cook orchard fruits.


Jane McMorland Hunter is a passionate lover of the written word who works at Hatchards bookshop when not writing. She has written and edited several books, including Ode to London, Favourite Poems of England, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year. She lives in London. 



Chris Kelly is a professional gardener and writer. With Jane McMorland Hunter, he is the coauthor of Teach Yourself Basic Gardening Skills. He has years of experience designing, constructing and maintaining a variety of gardens.



'This lyrical work [presents] a wealth of material and exactly the right mixture of historical detail, culinary direction and advice on growing the fruit trees themselves.'

'Whether you fantasise about having a whole orchard, a cherry tree in a pot, or the perfect apple pie, this guide provides all the information and inspiration you need.'