Growing Fruit with a Smile

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Growing Fruit with a Smile

by Nikolay Kurdyumov
Edited by Dr. Leonid Sharashkin. 532 pages
Over 250 illustrations, including over 100 in full color.


Growing your own fresh fruit was never so easy and this much fun!…

More fruit, more smiles!

Growing Fruit with a Smile – the hilarious second installment in Nikolay Kurdyumov’s hugely popular series – uncovers unorthodox approaches to transforming your backyard into a veritable Garden of Eden – all delivered with his hallmark humor and unparalleled insight.

It is truly a jaw-dropping read for both experienced fruit growers and backyard gardeners planting their first tree. Richly illustrated and packed with amazing information not found anywhere else – and this is no exaggeration! Just read on …

Who would have thought!?

  • The most reliable and successful way of planting an orchard does not involve buying a single nursery tree!
  • You can easily influence the genes of a tree to suit your taste, in a tested-and-true way that scientists thought was completely impossible!
  • You can train a tree into a shape ideal both for the tree and for yourself – without any pruning whatsoever!
  • All trees, shrubs, and vines follow the same developmental blueprint – and that by understanding one core principle you can confidently work with any plant!
  • It's possible to get 20 tons of apples from your backyard, and to grow apricots and grapes in any climate!
  • You can easily grow apples and pears that weight 5 pounds each!


Ultimate Secrets of a Green Thumb

We tend to view growing fruit as hard work full of challenges: sweating to improve the soil, fighting drought and pests, trying to heal sunscald, then figuring out how to do proper pruning etc.

But Kurdyumov shows us how to have more fruit with fewer trees, how to achieve amazing results with less effort – and in the included color photos of his garlands of fruit – he proves that this approach really works!

He reveals the ultimate secrets of mastering what people call a ‘green thumb’. Ultimately you realize that this is nothing truly magical – it’s just that Kurdyumov offers us genuine understanding where many other authors limit themselves to cookie-cutter instructions.

Beyond organics!

Anastasia talks about transcending the opposites, and Kurdyumov delivers just that. He goes beyond such opposites as ‘conventional or organic’, ‘natural or unnatural’, ‘good or bad’, ‘right or wrong’. You’ll gain a sincere appreciation for pests, clearly see limitations of the organic approach (and realize how to move beyond them), and how you can creatively apply everything you read to your particular conditions.

Anastasia’s dreams come true…

Millions of people have been inspired by Anastasia’s vision of restoring to the Earth its splendor of a garden planet. This new series provides you with the most essential practical tools for making this dream a reality!

Do you remember Anastasia’s heartwarming story of the cherry tree in The Ringing Cedars of Russia? Now this newest book shows how anybody can converse with a tree – and this method is simple and scientifically vindicated!

Do you remember Anastasia explaining that a natural forest requires no watering or fertilization? Now you’ll learn how to re-create such conditions right in your backyard, making your trees healthy and fruitful with close to zero effort!


Do you remember Vladimir Megre’s description of the “eternal orchard” in Who Are We? – an orchard that produces bumper crops of apples without any maintenance of intervention from man?

Growing Fruit With a Smile reveals more examples of advanced permaculture design and presents all-but-forgotten knowledge of the masters of fruit growing from over 100 years ago!

So easy to digest!

If you’ve read his first book, Growing Vegetables With a Smile, you already know that he’s a master of wrapping information in such a way that you assimilate it all effortlessly – no matter how advanced the knowledge he presents. His extensive use of funny images (you’ll enjoy over 250 illustrations, including over 100 in full color!), conversational style, and cutting-edge teaching skills impart profound understanding by means of what feels like almost a thought transfer!

Understand trees… from within!

Kurdyumov masterfully makes you feel part of the flow of life. He blurs the boundary between ‘you’ and ‘your orchard’ – you really feel like you can now understand trees from within, like sentient living beings, and suddenly realize that what you discover about trees is equally true about yourself and our human condition. Imagine opening a book on fruit growing and suddenly reading between the lines answers to life questions you always had, and gaining the practical insights that no self-help book could offer!

Like no other Fruit book…

Dr Leo Sharashkin, Series Editor says: “I’ve read many gardening books and pored through shelves of scientific publications on fruit growing as part of my doctoral research. Kurdyumov’s book has imparted to me the kind of core understanding that none of the other books have been able to impart. “More importantly, I gained more practical fruit growing skills from his book than from all the agronomy courses I took. I only wish I had read it before planting my own orchard!

Ready to bite into your own fruit?

And here’s the final treat: you don’t have to wait for years before tasting your own apples or raspberries. Kurdyumov shares some tricks that allow you to obtain a wholesome harvest in the very first year – and start getting “commercial-scale” crops in the second to third year! And no super-favorable conditions required: he explains how to grow fruit successfully anywhere from the arid hot south to the far north with its minus-forty-degree winters. Yum!

Once you discover what’s possible in your backyard, there’s no stopping. The next volume, Keeping Bees With A Smile, arrives in the Spring 2013 – just in time to build a few hives before your apples and jujubes start blooming!