Volume 33, No. 5 - September/October 2001
U.S $5.00; Foreign Surface $6.00; Foreign Air $8.00
- 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.
- Ask the Experts -- Persimons and a Lot More
Container Gardening -- Potting Details
CRFG Kitchen -- Guavas Galore
CRFG Services and Chapters
Organic Gardening -- Interbay Mulch
Techniques -- Blend Your Own Fertilizer
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