ERIC Number: ED231599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
The Hopi Fruit Tree Book.
Referring as often as possible to traditional Hopi practices and to materials readily available on the reservation, the illustrated booklet provides information on the care and maintenance of young fruit trees. An introduction to fruit trees explains the special characteristics of new trees, e.g., grafting, planting pits, and watering. The different varieties of apples, apricots, grapes, pears, peaches, and plums that are recommended for Hopi country are listed. Information on buying and storing the trees includes suggestions on how to store and to heel in the trees. A description of the steps for planting fruit trees covers choosing a planting site, digging holes, making a root support, root pruning, planting the tree, replacing soil and watering, staking the tree, and pruning the newly planted tree. Next, the booklet explains mulching, fertilizing, watering, whitewashing, basic pruning, and how to properly prune apples, pears, peaches, and apricots during the first spring and after the first year. Suggestions are provided for dealing with animals, birds, insects, diseases, wind, and frost. Examples of effective preventative measures for wind and frost are described. The booklet concludes with a troubleshooting guide which provides information on the tree part, symptoms, possible cause, and cures. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN.
Authoring Institution: Meals for Millions/Freedom from Hunger Foundation, Tucson, AZ.