Author(s): Harry Baker
The grape is a sun-loving hardy deciduous woody-stemmed climber from Asia-Minor and the Caucasus. It does best in a temperate climate with springs free of frost and long warm summers. This concise, illustrated handbook contains detailed information on all aspects of grape care, providing invaluable reference for amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems, and the directory of recommended varieties, will ensure successful results.
A self purchase for hobby gardeners of both sexes, ages 30-70 years A gift purchase for amateur gardeners Expert information by a specialist in the field Endorsement from the UK's leading gardening authority, the Royal Horticultural Society, who now has more than 325,000 members An attractive package for any gardener One of 12 titles in this relaunched RHS Wisley Handbook series
Harry Baker was for many years Fruit Officer at RHS Wisley, where he presided over 16 acres of fruit. He is an Associate of Honour of the RHS, a member of the fruit and vegetable committee and one of the country's best-known fruit experts. He lives in Hampshire. Ray Waite was the Superintendent of Glasshouses at Wisley for many years. He too is an Associate of Honour and is also a recipient of the Society's Veitch Memorial Medal. He lives in East Sussex.
Introduction; How to grow; Where to grow; Choosing plants; Pests and diseases; Glossary and further information; Index