Fruit Gardener

Volume 35, No. 6 - November/December 2003

U.S $5.00; Foreign Surface $6.00; Foreign Air $8.00
(Ordering information)


Photo by David Karp.

CRFG's Thirty-Fifth
Paul Thomson is still active in CRFG and in his pursuit of knowledge about fruit, as Clytia Chambers reveals in this fine and fitting account of our surviving founder.
A Journey to the Garden Isle
Jeff Baublits lives in California, but his heart is in Kaua’i, as his story and wonderful pictures of his family's Christmas vacation on that verdant island clearly show.
Worm Castings Can Provide Insect Repellency

In the fourth of his series of articles about vermiculture, George Hahn provides
insight on research into the phenomenon of insect repellency of worm castings.
Ancient Masters of Efficiency: Cereus peruvianus
What works naturally in Southern California's desert environment made sense to Chantal Toporow, so she looked into that and came down with edible-cactus fever.
Navel Oranges: The Splendors and Miseries of a Noble Fruit
What remains today of Southern California's navel orange empire interested David Karp, so he decided to take a closer look. He tasted, too. Sometimes less is more.
Geographical Misnomers
Have you ever been flummoxed by the oddities and disagreements in nomenclature
among plants and animals? Juan A. Rivero gives a glimpse of some of them.
Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Targeted
Marcia Wood gives an update about research into controlling the glassy-winged sharpshooter. High-tech is the term that would best apply to the current science.
South
American Biocontrols May Tangle with Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
In a sidebar to the article on the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Alfredo Flores tells of the search for biological controls: little stingless wasps that devastate the pest.

Fruit Brief
Kiwifruit Actinidia chinensis by Alfredo Chiri
News & Notices
Fruit News Flashes
CRFG membership application

CRFG membership card

CRFG volunteer opportunities
Organization contacts
Roger Meyer Kiwi Pruning Demonstration
Submission and advertising information
Departments
Ask the Experts-KIWI, PAWPAW, SURINAM CHERRY
Container Gardening-WINTER IN THE HINTERLANDS
CRFG Kitchen-SUN-DRENCHED CITRUS
Organic Gardening-THE SECRET LIFE OF FUNGI
President's Message
Seed Bank
The Marketplace MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

© Copyright 2003, California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Questions or comments? Contact us.