The Orchard Manuals website offers a number of manuals to help orchardists grow fruit profitably.

The orchard manuals are written by a horticultural specialist with decades of experience in fruit production, research and consultancy.

The orchard manuals are written for fruit growers and contain easy to follow instructions, many illustrations and photos.
They cover the latest orchard management, tree training and fruit production methods.

Orchard Manuals are available as PDF files that can be downloaded and printed.

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Grow fruit profitably

Each orchard manual provides easy to follow instructions on the latest
orchard management, tree training and fruit production methods.

All manuals have clear illustrations and photos.
Manuals are written by Bas van den Ende, a highly respected consultant in fruit production (retired).

The orchard manuals can also be used by hobby farmers and keen gardeners to improve productivity.

About the author

  • Bas van den Ende

    Bas van den Ende's involvement and interest in the fruit industry spans 60 years, during which he has written or co-authored more than 300 scientific papers, Agnotes, chapters in horticultural books, articles in national and international horticultural journals and magazines, and orchard manuals.

    Bas was responsible for the development and commercialisation of the Tatura Trellis.

    Bas was a research scientist with the Victorian Department of Agriculture, Australia, for 30 years, specialising in the management and production of fruit trees.

    After Bas retired from the Victorian Department of Agriculture, he set himself up as an independent consultant in fruit production and worked in the USA for six years followed by a period of 17 years in Australia.

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