Fruit Gardener

Volume 38, No. 5 - September & October 2006

U.S. $5.00; Foreign Surface $6.00; Foreign Air $8.00
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Fruit GardeneR September & October 2006 cover

Photo By
Anitra Redlefsen.

Features

 
The Pomegranate: For One and All
With his usual flair, David Karp covers a lot of ground in this excellent treatment of the
history of the pomegranate, and the state of the pom industry today. Highlights range
from varieties most suited for juicing, to those for eating out of hand, to those large
and small, and to cultivars currently in development, including some unusual ones.
 
Reproduction by Air Layering
People familiar with Roger and Shirley Meyer know them as a very industrious couple
who operate a nursery business in addition to their CRFG activity and frequent travel in
search of various fruit plants. Like many longtime members, Roger possesses a wealth
of information about fruit cultivation. To the benefit of us all he slowed down just long
enough to write about air layering and to demonstrate how-to in front of a camera lens.
 
No Two Alike: The Quest for Antiquity
Barbara Baer owns and operates a small publishing company Floreant Press, which
will soon become known among fruit growing enthusiasts as the purveyor of the first
U.S. printing of the work of Russian botanist and pomegranate specialist Dr. Gregory
M. Levin. Barbara, herself a pomegranate enthusiast, heard about him one day while
driving California back roads and listening to the radio. The rest, as they say, is history.
 
News & Notices

CRFG Business - Development Fund Report
CRFG magazine subscription application
Events of Interest
Help Wanted - Ask the Experts Editor
Organization contacts
Product Evaluation - Noisebuster Earphones
Departments

CRFG Kitchen–GRAPES MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER
Book Review
Fruit Forum
Jamming with Jamlady–SUMMER'S BOUNTY
Organic Gardening–MULCHING AND POMEGRANATES
President's Message
Seed Bank
The Marketplace CRFG MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

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