Fruit Gardener

Volume 34, No. 6 - November/December 2002

U.S $5.00; Foreign Surface $6.00; Foreign Air $8.00
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Photo by David Karp.

Vanilla in Madagascar: Shades of Noir
No price-support programs in this industry. David Karp relates a fascinating story of intrigue, infighting and infamy historically endemic to the art, the science and the tedium of producing the world's vanilla the hard way on the island of Madagascar.
A Fruitful Day in Santa Barbara-The 2002 Festival of Fruit
Thanks to Edgar and Patricia Valdivia, and several photographers, we present an overview of the 2002 Festival of Fruit, a fine event hosted by the Ventura/Santa Barbara chapter at the beautiful seaside campus of Santa Barbara City College.
Grenada's Nutmeg and Mace: The Spices of Life
Maurice Kong is one of those guys who always gets to go to the fun places. When he does, he invariably returns with stories, often of the unusual. This is one of them.
Puerto Rico: 100 Years of Tropical Research
Dr. Ricardo Goenaga, of Puerto Rico's Tropical Agriculture Research Station, and Larry Shore, CRFG fruit-tasting aficionado, team up to provide an enticing look at the amazing breadth and volume of rare-fruit research being carried out by relatively obscure USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists in the Caribbean.
California's Banana Guru Returns: Paradise Transplanted
Those who could not or failed to take the Doug Richardson banana plantation tour following the Festival of Fruit may be sorry they didn't after reading David Karp's article. David illustrates vividly in words and images how a visionary enthusiast overcame adversity to continue proving that innovation can and does work.
Cherimoya-Annona cherimola
We can always count on Alfredo Chiri to furnish succinct but nonetheless interesting vignettes of rare fruits grown at the Fullerton Arboretum. Alfredo, thank you.
Departments
Ask the Experts -- EROSION, BANANAS, JAMBOLAN
CRFG Kitchen -- BANANA: TREE OF PARADISE
CRFG Services and Chapters
President's Message
Seed Bank
Organic Gardening -- THE FORGOTTEN POLLINATORS
The Marketplace
Vegetable Patch

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