Fruit Gardener

Volume 36, No. 2 - March & April 2004

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Photo by David Karp.

Raised Beds for Fruit Trees
Sometimes a simple, effective method of solving a problem in the orchard or garden might seem too elementary to mention, especially in a magazine article. Central Coast chapter member Joe Sabol said what the heck and mentioned it anyway.
Early Stone Fruit in the Desert: April Fool’s Day Peaches
Cultivating peaches doesn’t necessarily mean counting up chilling hours. Would you believe two marketable early varieties grow in the Coachella Valley and experimentation with other stone fruits is going on there? David Karp takes a look.
Bean Roasting Lately?
Not long ago Sarene Wallace of the Santa Barbara News-Press wrote an interesting feature article about a fellow CRFG member’s longtime practice of selecting and roasting his own coffee beans. Perhaps Bernie Storch’s habit will get you hooked.
How to Grow a CRFG Chapter
The Redwood Empire chapter recently racked up a phenomenal success in recruiting a record number of new CRFG members at the chapter’s annual scion exchange. But this was no accident; it was carefully planned. Keith Borglum gives the details.
Fruit Foraging Foray: Fruits and Wildlife of Borneo – Sabah
Simply put, Linda Kincaid delights in sampling the fruits and observing the wildlife of the Asian tropics, especially mangosteens and orangutans. This story recounts her return trip to Borneo, one she promised herself the last time she visited there.
FRUIT BRIEF
Natal Plum Carissa macrocarpa..................... Alfredo Chiri
Mangosteen Garcinia mangostana................ Alfredo Chiri
News & Notices
2004 Festival of Fruit registration
Free classifi ed advertising details
Fruit News Flashes
Departments
Ask the Experts -- GUARANA, WHITE SAPOTE AND MORE
Book Review–FLORIDA CITRUS DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE
Container Gardening -- OVERWINTERING CITRUS TIP
CRFG Kitchen -- BERRY COBBLERS, CRISPS, CRUMBLES
Fruit Forum
Organic Gardening -- THE FRUITERY AT MONTICELLO
President's Message
Seed Bank
The Marketplace MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

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