Fruit Gardener

Volume 35, No. 5 - September/October 2003

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Photo by Takahisa Saito.

Jamaica 's Blue Mountain Coffee
Maurice Kong could easily be mistaken for a coffee company spokesperson, and there's no mistaking his genuine enthusiasm for Blue Mountain coffee. But Maurice does more here than talk up good coffee; he tells how to grow and process it.
Fruits of the Mayan Descendants
On one of his many “ruining” trips, Ben Poirier visited the Mayan ruins on the Yucatan peninsula. There he went snorkeling in limestone caverns, got to know a few local folks, and limbered up his camera long enough to give us a peek at na­tive structures and how casually people there grow great rare fruit in their yards.
Compost— As I See It and Understand It
From his backyard in Phoenix , Dick Gross offers up some basics for creating and managing compost. This is simple but solid information gained from experience.
Member Profile: Hawaiian Photography and Entrepreneurship
Freelance writer Matt Binder's admiration for Ken Love shows in this account of how busy the man is simply doing what he relishes most: growing and promoting rare fruit in Hawaii . Ken also photographs fruit, and he excels at it. Read and see.
Annona reticulata: Bullock's Heart/Custard Apple
In another interesting short feature, Juan A. Rivero offers a look at a tropical an­ nonaceous fruit generally rated as the mediocre or “ugly duckling” of its kind. It is not often seen in any but the warmer and more humid North American climes.
Casimiroa edulis: Searching for the Wilson White Sapote
Shawn Hannon is a longtime white sapote aficionado who has become concerned about the possible demise of some white sapote cultivars. So he was excited when he and fellow CRFG member Ashok Tambwekar got an opportunity to visit the venerable white sapote groves of Richard McCain. This fruitful odyssey was a success.

Fruit Briefs
Annatto Bixa orelleana by Alfredo Chiri
Caper Plant Capparis spinosa 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

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