Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts

Celebrated by Gardens Illustrated as one of the best gardening books of 2023 and honored with the 2023 GardenComm Media Awards Silver Laurel Medal of Achievement, “Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts” emerges as an indispensable resource for anyone looking to enrich their gardens, farms, or landscapes with a bounty of resilient and low-maintenance fruiting plants.

A New Era of Diversity in Gardening

Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano, the veteran growers behind the esteemed Hortus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, have meticulously compiled a comprehensive guide that spans the globe’s most productive edible crops.

From the Arctic kiwi’s vibrant vines to the rich, nutty bounty of the heartnut, this guide invites you to explore the vast potential of your growing space, pushing the boundaries of what can thrive through cold winters.

Beyond the Standard Fare

Praised by Modern Farmer for going “way beyond the standard fare,” Levy and Serrano offer invaluable insights into cultivating a range of fruits and nuts that surpass the typical garden selections.

By focusing on species that resist pests and diseases, “Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts” presents an array of choices that promise not only greater ecological resilience but also an intriguing culinary adventure.

What’s Inside?

This go-to guide is brimming with practical knowledge and inspiration:

  • Taste Profiles: Savor the unique flavors of 50 cold-hardy fruits and nuts, complemented by harvesting tips and culinary uses.
  • Cultivar Recommendations: Discover both time-tested and novel varieties suited for cold-temperate climates.
  • Propagation Techniques: Learn effective methods to expand your garden’s bounty.
  • Comprehensive Plant Care: From fertilization needs to site requirements, gain expert advice on nurturing your edible landscape.

Illustrated Insights for Every Grower

Featuring over 200 color photographs, “Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts” is as visually stunning as it is informative. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just beginning to explore the joys of edible landscaping, this book equips you with the knowledge to cultivate a garden that’s as resilient as it is diverse.

Cultivating Sustainability and Flavor

“Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts” is more than a gardening guide—it’s a call to embrace sustainability, diversity, and the joy of growing. Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano extend an invitation to adventurers in gardening to break new ground in their edible landscapes.

With this book in hand, the possibilities for cultivating nourishing, delicious, and cold-resistant fruits and nuts are endless.

Embark on your gardening adventure with “Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts.” Create a sustainable landscape that flourishes year after year, offering a feast for the senses and the table. Your journey towards a diverse and resilient garden starts now.


Author: Scott Serrano, Allyson Levy

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781645020455

Pages: 384 

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 7 x 10 inch