Fruit Gardener

Volume 33, No. 5 - September/October 2001

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Growing Tropical Fruit in a Marginal Climate
Jeff Earl, chairman of CRFG’s new San Joaquin Valley chapter, passes along some information about growing tropicals in Modesto. His tropicals do quite well there.
Frankie’s Slice of Paradise
During two trips to the Hawaiian Islands, Bob Holzinger was clearly impressed with his visit to the six-acre tropical fruit and botanical back yard of Frank Sekiya, pomologist extraordinaire, in the town of Waimanalo on the island of Oahu.
Barbados Cherry
Orange County chapter member Alfredo Chiri offers another succinct piece, this time on Acerola. Read about Malpighia glabra, its history, and how it is cultivated.
In Search of the Cinnamon Persimmon
Describing his quest for the elusive Cinnamon Persimmon, Fruit Detective David Karp unfolds a fascinating account of the unique Oriental varieties grown on many Southern California farms. The story covers a great deal of history, including some fine archival photos from the files of Prof. Art Schroeder. Follow David’s odyssey; you will see what he saw, and you will almost be able to taste what he tasted. Then, as persimmon season draws near, use the directions and recipes he furnishes.
The American Persimmon
In addition to her personal experiences with the American Persimmon, Florida orchardist Lou Lowder reveals the history of this once-lowly Southeastern native fruit tree and its many uses beyond its edible parts. She explains its role as a culinary staple and tells how to avoid the pucker. Yes, you will find a recipe here too.
Departments
Ask the Experts -- Persimons and a Lot More
Book Review
Container Gardening -- Potting Details
CRFG Kitchen -- Guavas Galore
CRFG Services and Chapters
Organic Gardening -- Interbay Mulch
President's Message
Seed Bank
Techniques -- Blend Your Own Fertilizer
The Marketplace

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