U.K. fruit experts Roger Worraker and Malcolm Withnall have published The Apple -Pruning Manual, which they say is the first commercial pruning book to be -published in more than 50 years. 

The paperback book explains the basic principles of pruning that are applicable to all growing systems, whether intensive or extensive, and provides an introduction to modern pruning practices. It gives illustrated variety-specific guidance on pruning dessert apples and includes chapters on cider apples and pears.

The book is sponsored by Sainsbury’s.

For information or to order a copy, e-mail mewithnall@gmail.com. The cost to U.S. readers is 18.50 pounds sterling, including shipping. Payment can be made via Paypal.