Dr. Juan Rivero once again shares with readers information about one of
the lesser-known fruits of Puerto Rico, not a true almond but nonetheless a
Fruits Dispersed by Extinct Mammals
Animal extinctions in the past could have important repercussions on
present-day vegetation, say Paulo R. Guimares Jr. and Mauro Galetti, from
the Phenology and Seed Dispersal Group at Universidade Estadual Paulista
(Paulista State University) in Rio Claro, Brazil. The article was translated
by CRFG member Gerardo Garcia.
Understanding Soil Preparation
Gary Matsuoka, of Laguna Hills Nursery, presents a thought-provoking
view of alternatives to consider in preparation and maintenance of yard and
Apple Tree International: Planting A Legacy
Adapted from original text written by Sasha Earnheart-Gold, this is a
first-person account of project work designed to help poverty-stricken people
in a fundamental way: teaching them how to graft, plant and nurture apple
and walnut trees. This project is stunning in its simplicity, powerful in
its potential for lasting good.
CRFG Fruit Registration
C.T. Kennedy, CRFG fruit registrar, offers a primer on the history and
the how and why of registering fruit cultivars. And he follows that with
recent fruit registrations.
Bitter Almond: The Case of the Tasty But Poisonous Nut
Would you care to ingest the extract of a nut that contains a cyanide
compound? Who would? Well, David Karp says many would and do use this