Fruit Gardener

Volume 36, No. 1 - January/February 2004

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Photo by Edgar Valdivia.

The ’Ohelo Berry: Hawaii’s Blueberry
As a rule, prudent individuals recommend caution in eating red berries. Ben Kuo
offers an interesting look at red berries of the genus Vaccinium so highly prized
on the islands of Hawaii and Maui that many folks climb volcanoes to get them.
From Idea to Supermarket: The Business of Berry Breeding
Did you know that the Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, which specializes in berries, is one of the USDA’s oldest fruit-breeding programs, dating back to the 1920s? David Elstein, of the USDA Agricultural Research Service, tells us about it.
Member Profile: Jeff Earl Grows Bananas in the San Joaquin Valley
How many folks living in cooler climes wish from time to time that they could grow their own bananas? Ben Kuo knows someone who did more than wish— CRFG member Jeff Earl of Modesto, Calif. His cold-hardy bananas are doing well.
Further Remarks on Fruiting Cactus
After reading the article on Cereus peruvianus in the last issue, Chris Marshall felt
led to say something more about fruiting cacti, a largely untapped fruit resource.
Sarawak Travelogue: The Fruits and Wildlife of Borneo
Linda Kincaid, our organic gardening editor, has fallen in love with Borneo. Nowadays she travels there whenever she can. Here’s a vivid account of one recent trip.

Fruit Brief
Sex Life of Mangos in Orange County, by Eunice Messner

News & Notices
2004 Festival of Fruit registration
2004 Fruit Shoot photo contest
Free classified advertising information
Fruit Gardener support donations
Guide to Articles for 2003
Obituaries

Departments
Ask the Experts-PERSIMMONS, AVOCADOS, PEARS
Book Review–CHEZ PANISSE FRUIT
Container Gardening
CRFG Kitchen-A BERRY, BERRY HAPPY NEW YEAR
Fruit Forum
Organic Gardening-THE SECRET LIFE OF FUNGI, Part II
President's Message
Seed Bank
The Marketplace CRFG MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

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