Fruit Gardener

Volume 36, No. 4 - July & August 2004

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Photo by Peggy Greb,
USDA-ARS.

Features

Ever Really Bean Roasting?
Bill Grimes felt a bit let down after reading a recent Fruit Gardener article about roasting coffee at home. He says it didn’t get down to the essentials of how-to, and that lack of information prompted him to furnish some from his own experiences.
Summer Fruits from ARS Research
Just what the doctor ordered for someone thinking about raising trees full of juicy summer treats. Marcia Woods of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has prepared a report about several new plums and peaches that ought to hit the spot.
Persimmons: Orchard Sugar and Spice
As always, if you want to get a good look at a certain fruit or a certain place—or
even an unusual topic, ask Linda Kincaid about it. If she doesn’t know, she’ll fi nd out
and the resulting report will be replete with great information and little-known tidbits
as well. This article juxtaposing American and Asian persimmons is like that.
Tea Research: Brewing Up the Latest
There is a veritable mountain of historical and hallowed information about tea that
is generally known by tea aficionados, but Rosalie Bliss of the USDA’s Agricultural
Research Service reports that ARS scientists are fi nding out that there is still a lot to
learn about this venerable plant. Besides being very good to drink, it may end up
being very good for our bodies in more fundamental ways than originally thought.
Tea: What Neophytes Should Know
In a short article that makes a great accompaniment to the ARS article on page 16,
Felipe Osborne Shea provides a more anecdotal way of looking at tea and its history.
The UCR Variety Collection—A Toots Citrus Tour
Randy Smith recounts a rare opportunity for a guided excursion through the UC
Riverside Citrus Variety Collection. Toots Bier knows citrus. She also knows how to
conduct a memorable tour—the kind of tour that makes you wish you’d been there.

News & Notices

Fruit news flashes
Book review
Refined instructions for free classified ads

Departments

Ask the Experts–PAPAYA, DRAGON FRUIT, KIWI
Container Gardening–BUILD A WOODEN PLANTER
CRFG Kitchen–SUMMER BERRY DELIGHTS
Fruit Forum
Organic Gardening–APPRECIATING NATIVE BEES
President's Message
Seed Bank
The Marketplace CRFG MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

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