Volume 37, No. 2 - March & April 2005
U.S $5.00; Foreign Surface $6.00; Foreign Air $8.00
Photo by Ben Kuo
- Ulu: The Ultra-Tropical Breadfruit
- What a surprise Ben Kuo got early one morning when he stepped outside the lobby
of his hotel in Honolulu. Shading the entrance was an attractive tree filled with
round green fruit that is obscure but nevertheless a diet staple in the South Pacific.
- Toronto: Exotic Produce Markets
- In the climate of his Miami home Maurice Kong could easily grow many of the exotic
Southeast Asian fruits he loves, but Florida agricultural regulations won’t let him. So
from time to time he travels to Toronto, Canada, to visit the Asian fruit markets there.
- Borneo Expeditions for Researching Bananas
- Markku Häkkinen loves temperate-zone fruits and tropical fruits too, especially
bananas. Moreover, he studies them in a serious and scholarly fashion. He has traveled
far from his Kotka, Finland, home in the pursuit of knowledge about the Musa.
- Dealing With Killer Bees
- When bees started buzzing around his yard, Dean Rasmussen got curious. At length
he discovered that they were Africanized bees. Worse, they had invaded his home.
- Notes On the Mysterious Mangosteen
- About 20 years ago Felipe Osborne Shea planted some mangosteen trees on his Las
Marias, Puerto Rico, farm. Some failed to fruit, at least for a while. Some died from a
hurricane and one was blown over, yet continued to produce significant amounts of
fruit–until this year. Evidently the lesson is that mangosteens are difficult to predict.
- Successfully Fruiting the Passifloras
- Paul and Luisa Zmoda grow fruit at their Flatwoods Fruit Farm in the Tampa, Florida,
suburb of Riverview. For many years they have made quite a study of Passiflora species,
particularly in cross-pollination efforts. You might say they have a passion for it.
- Fruit Briefs
- Valencia Orange Citrus sinensis sp. ................ Alfredo Chiri
- Glimpses of Two More Unusual Fruits ............Ben Poirier
- News & Notices
- 2005 Exotic Fruit Events & Tour on tap
- Fruit Shoot 2005 photo contest information
- Obituary & Tribute
- Save Those Mags!
- Ask the Experts–BUDBREAK, QUINCE, AVOCADO
- CRFG Kitchen–FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN
- Fruit Forum
- President's Message
- Seed Bank
- The Marketplace CRFG
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