Fruit Gardener

Volume 37, No. 3 - May & June 2005

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Fruit Gardener November & December 2004 cover

Photo by David Karp

Features

Papaya: A Fruit for All Seasons
If ever a reader might have wished for something defi nitive on papayas, this article should satisfy that need. Bob Wenski, CRFG’s papaya specialist, shares a wealth of information that he has gained from years of trial and error in papaya cultivation.
The History of the Apple, Part I: Apples Around the World
In this first of three related stories Lennette Horton, the editor of the Central Coast chapter’s newsletter presents an unusual in-depth look at the global history of Malus pumila, the apple. Future issues will feature national and regional treatments.
How-To: The Strawberry Tower
Herb Drapkin displayed a simple but really neat idea at last year’s Festival of Fruit: a strawberry tower, allowing the user to grow lots of strawberries in a small space. Herb promised to furnish an article giving basics on how to make one. Here it is.
Is Organically Grown Produce Better?
Don Winterstein asks if organically grown produce is actually better than the “other” kind. He says yes, and presents thought-provoking comparative statistics showing why. It turns out that avoidance of pesticide residues is merely one of several advantages.
Growing Dragonfruit When There’s No Space Available
Roger and Shirley Meyer sat a potted pitahaya next to their garage door and forgot about it. Despite benign neglect, something we can all understand, it thrived there.
Extreme Taste: Mile-High Peaches from Palisade to Paonia
This is the kind of article that conjures up images of a great road trip. Routes to the orchard destinations from any direction feature interesting places and great scenery, but arriving is like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. David Karp once again offers up a fine story of one of his many fruit forays in his quest for the best.
News & Notices

Rare Fruit Conference 2005 Information
Southeast Asia Fruit Tour Information
Book review-EXOTIC-FRUIT COOKBOOK
Departments

Ask the Experts–PROTECTION, PLANT DAMAGE, SEEDS
CRFG Kitchen–SPRINGTIME IS SALAD TIME
Fruit Forum
Organic Gardening
President's Message
Seed Bank
The Marketplace CRFG MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

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