Fruit Gardener

Volume 34, No. 1 - January/February 2002

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Photo by David Karp.

Raising Bees for Fun and Pollination
After winning the Overall Noncommercial Beekeeping Award for 2001 at the L.A. County Fair, David Maislen tells how he got started with bees and where it has led.
Ice Cream Bananas: A Fruit for Good Living
David Karp gives us a brief but appetizing glimpse of Ice Cream bananas, to help kick off the Year of the Banana. Sources of this delicious fruit are also offered.
A Banana Primer
Alfredo Chiri offers a few basics on bananas that many may not know about.
What is Pachira aquatica?
Felipe Osborne Shea discusses the confusion about two nuts from Puerto Rico.
Plant Response to Pruning Cuts
Lee Reich furnishes sound advice in an excerpt from his The Pruning Book.
Inga spectabilis and Inga jinicuil
Juan A. Rivero describes two new ice-cream beans in Puerto Rico. Big ones.
Gopher Wars
When it comes to dealing effectively with gophers in his orchard or garden, Jim Bathgate's guiding philosophy seems to be, "walk softly and carry a big rock."
Ground Covers and Avocado Pollination
John Koman has stumbled upon a serendipitous discovery: avocado pollination appears to be directly influenced by the attractiveness of orchard ground cover.
Departments
Ask the Experts -- OLIVES, PINEAPPLES AND MORE
Book Reviews
CRFG Kitchen -- GOING BANANAS
CRFG Services and Chapters
Fruit Forum
President's Message
Seed Bank
Techniques -- CONTAINERS FOR ROOT PRUNING
The Marketplace

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