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Fruit Growing Outdoors

Nature volume 159, pages 622623 (10 May 1947) | Download Citation



THE ready sale of Raymond Bush's Penguin Series of booklets on fruit-growing demonstrates the keen demand that exists to-day for sound advice on gardening topics, especially when presented in the easily assimilated form that characterizes the writings of Mr. Bush. The fact that here and there the ex pert can detect partial truths or inaccuracies detracts little from the general usefulness of the advice to the practical man, and provides the more knowledgeable man with opportunities for delighting himself in finding Mr. Bush at fault. No claim is made that the books are based on research findings, and it is obvious that they are not; but where it has suited the author he has made use of proved facts, and where it has not suited him, or where such facts are lacking, he has inserted his fancies with equal weight. Actually, his advice is very sound on the whole, as he is speaking about things with which he is thoroughly familiar after a lifetime of fruit-growing, for some years commercially and more recently as an amateur.

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