Book Recommendations

Here is is a list of recommended books about fruit trees and related topics.

American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training by David Joyce & Christopher Brickell – Excellent resource covering just about all fruit trees grown in North America.

Fruit and Vegetables: Harvesting, Handling and Storage by Keith Thompson

Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory: An Inventory of Nursery Catalogs Listing All Fruit, Berry and Nut Varieties Available by Mail Order in the United States by Kent Whealy & Joanne Thuente.   Excellent resource for what is available.   

Edible Wild Plants of the Prairie by Kelly Kindscher

The Encyclopedia of Fruits and Nuts by Jules Janick and Robert E. Paull.   This is an enormous book and is very comprehensive.

Fruits and Nuts by Susanna Lyle – “A comprehensive guide to the cultivation, uses and health benefits of over 300 food-producing plants.”

Hortus Third, A concise dictionary of plants cultivated in the United States and Canada by the staff of the LH.Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University.

Native Landscaping for Wildlife and People, How to use native Midwestern plants to beautify your property and benefit wildlife by Dave Tylka

The Organic Gardener’s Complete Guide to Vegetables and Fruits – Rodale Press

Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines in Kansas by H.A. Stephens

Our Apples by Shahrokh Khanizadeh – Click here for information

Our Plums by Shahrokh Khanizadeh – excellent resource  Click here for information

Stalking The Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons –

Tree Crops by Joseph Russell Smith – a classic book on the value of fruit tree plantings.

Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden by Lee Reich

Wild Seasons – Gathering and Cooking Wild Plants of the Great Plains by Kay Young – Excellent book.










Additional Link Pages

1) Local Organizations

2) Similar Projects

3) a) Fruit Info Sites   b) Special research tools

4) Food Security

5) Local Nurseries and Orchards

6) Mail Order Nurseries, Supplies

7) Web Articles – Fruiting Plants

8) Book Recommendations

9) Schoolyard programs