Fruit Gardener

Volume 38, No. 1 - January & February 2006

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Fruit Gardener January & February 2006 cover

Photo By Markku Häkkinen

Features

 
How-To: Making PVC Pipe Pots for Transplanting
From his shop on New York’s Long Island, Peter Haarman shares some interesting information on making pots from which tender-rooted plants can be removed without disturbance. This solution was devised for pawpaws but would work for other plants.
My Four Fruit Favorites
Davidson’s Plum has a familiar ring, but Felipe Osborne Shea says it’s not really a plum, even though it is among his current tropical favorites. Also among fruits currently on his best-liked list are names like Ndea, Maigang and bush-type passionfruit.
Color Pictorial: Fruit Shoot 2005 Photo Contest Winners
Emory Walton and his crew of judges have come up with yet another slate of winners. The results are not only attractive; some of these things actually look good enough to eat.
Apple Tasting at the 2005 Festival of Fruit
In addition to conducting Festival of Fruit tours of his and Ellen Baker’s intensively gardened spread with its extensive fruit tree collection, an apiary, and aviary and more, Fred Menge conducted an apple-tasting event for the festival. It turned out that tasting apples through the palates of others was refreshing and fun for him.
Cousins of Cacao: The Genus Herranias
Most of us have come to know and love chocolate, which is derived from seeds of Theobroma cacao, but how many of you ever had a chance to sample cacao pulp? Felipe Osborne Shea has, and he says it’s pretty good stuff. Furthermore, he says that some consider pulp and seeds of the related Herranias species to taste better.
Free Irrigation
Dean L. Rasmussen says that even lowly dishwater can offer benefits for growers.
Fruit Briefs

Weeping Mulberry Morus alba var. Pendula............ Alfredo Chiri
News & Notices

Classified advertising information
CRFG membership application
CRFG badge engraving and assembly service
Early info for 2006 Festival of Fruit
Guide to Articles for 2005
Organization contacts
Departments

Ask the Experts–AVOCADO PLANTING TIPS AND MORE
CRFG Kitchen–RECIPES WITH HEALTHFUL GRAPES
Fruit Forum
Jamming with Jamlady–WINTERTIME GOODIES
President's Message
Seed Bank
The Marketplace CRFG MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

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