Fruit Gardener

Volume 36, No. 3 - May & June 2004

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


Photo by David Karp.

Features

The Sugar Apple — Annona squamosa
After a long hiatus from the Fruit Gardener, Noel Ramos returns to us with another story about tropical fruits, this time one of his favorites, the delicious sugar apple.
The skin isn’t great, but... The Heart is Pure Gold
David Karp’s descriptions and photos of fruits always tempt the taste buds, and this fascinating look at the avocado and its industry is certainly no exception.
Festival of Fruit Preview: Sex in Tropical Fruits
Roberto Coronel will be one of the featured presenters at the 2004 Festival of Fruit. This article is a brief sample of the insights on fruit reproduction he will offer.
Short Apple Trees — Faster and Healthier
Do you want to grow fruit trees, but your backyard is too cramped? Luis Pons of the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service may have just the solution you need.
The Mayagüez Mango
How often do you see good fruit just rotting on the ground anywhere but perhaps an orchard? Juan Rivero says it happens all the time on the byways of Mayagüez.
From Chocolotl to Chocolate
Linda Kincaid’s travels have once again spurred her to share her discoveries with us. This time she treats us to some history and tradition on how chocolate came to be.
Fruit Cultivation Abroad: Growing Dates in Israel
Date palm agriculture is familiar to many in Southern California and the Desert Southwest, but Baruch Glasner offers an interesting glimpse of how Israelis do it.

Fruit Briefs

Avocado Persea americana by Alfredo Chiri
Black Mulberry Morus nigra by Alfredo Chiri

News & Notices

Australia’s ACOTANC Fruit & Nut Conference
Festival of Fruit tour at La Verne Nursery
Refi ned instructions for free classifi ed ads

Departments

CRFG Kitchen–BERRIES EVERY WHICH WAY
Fruit Forum
Organic Gardening–ARSENIC IN TREATED WOOD
President's Message
Seed Bank
The Marketplace CRFG MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

© Copyright 2004, California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Questions or comments? Contact us.