Fruit Gardener

Volume 33, No. 4 - July/August 2001

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Another Rare Fruit Chapter Takes Root
Shirley Matsuhashi, enthusiastic chairwoman of the new Arizona South chapter, tells us a little bit about how her CRFG group germinated in the Desert Southwest.
Musa laterita: An Ornamental Banana
Well-traveled Markku Häkkinen comes in from the Finnish cold to grow bananas.
Araçá: Brazilian Guava
Orange County chapter member Alfredo Chiri offers interesting information about many varieties of Eugenia, cousins of Psidium, that grow wild in Brazil.
Soil Fungi Critical to Organic Success
Mycorrhizae inoculum grown without host plants? ARSís Don Comis says maybe.
From the Archives: Wild Fruits of Australia
Quite a list of them by John Riley, taken from the 1982 CRFG Yearbook.
California Pineapples: Pinery Row
David Karp tells of growing sweet greenhouse pineapples in Southern California.
Experiment: Twenty Potted Fig Cultivars on the Gulf Coast of the Southern United States
Bill and Nedra Outlaw test fig cultivars for taste and for committing to the soil.
From the Archives: Notes on the Mamey Sapote
By Paul Thomson, notes on converse grafting methods for mamey and green sapote in California and Florida, taken from the 1973 CRFG Yearbook.
The Year of the Guava
Dick Gross relates the trials and tribulations of growing rare fruit in Arizona.
Lychees, Longans, Cherimoyas and Bananas: A Fruit Tour of Corner Ridge Ranch
Dario Grossberger offers an interesting collection of questions and answers heard during the Central Coast chapterís visit to see experimental orchard plantings.
Departments
Ask the Experts -- FIGS, CHERIMOYAS, ALLSPICE
CRFG Kitchen -- GUAVA INNOVATIONS
CRFG Services and Chapters
Fruit Forum
Organic Gardening -- ORGANIC FERTILIZERS
Presidentís Message
Seed Bank -- NOW WITH DONORSí NAMES
Techniques -- AIR LAYERING
The Marketplace

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