Fruit Gardener

Volume 39, No. 6 - November & December 2007

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Fruit Gardener November & December 2007 cover

Photo by
Ken Love

Features

Festival of Fruit 2007
Patricia Valdivia enjoyed this year’s Festival of Fruit in Chula Vista so much that she
felt led to write a report and send in some photographs. The generous photographic
contributions of Jenny Hom and Joe Sabol complement the story with added color.
 
Back to the Future: San Diego Mango Bonanza, Part Two
In this second of two parts from 1997 issues of the Fruit Gardener, Jim Neitzel
continues with offering observations about growing mangos in the San Diego area.
 
Barrels and Hedges and Weeds
All the way from New Zealand, Bernard King offers some deceptively simple ideas
from his own experiences in fruit growing. Would you believe using worn-out tires?
 
A Few Things You Should Know About Figs
Attendees at the recent Festival of Fruit learned that Jon Verdick knows figs. In fact,
he knows a lot about them, much of it gained by experience and experimentation,
although he doesn’t mind crediting techniques to those who have gone before him.
Valuable information is offered here, basics to help ensure success in fig propagation.
 
Back to the Future: Figs in Coastal Southern California
In another reprise of an earlier issue of the Fruit Gardener, Richard Watts passes along
information about figs that is every bit as valuable as it was at the time he compiled it.
 
Fig Cultivation in Japan
A couple of years ago Ken Love sent in this article on growing and marketing figs in
Japan. Its publication was delayed in the hope that it might one day accompany a few
other articles about figs. In a serendipitous convergence, that happened in this issue.
 
Pictorial: Tasting Figs and Grapes at Wolfskill
Bill Grimes casually sent in a few pictures of an early September fig and grape tasting
at Wolfskill, piquing your editor’s interest in a fig pictorial. Then Ken Love added a
collection of his pictures from that event and ended up providing the cover above.
 
News & Notices



A Citrus Tasting in South Texas
Classified and Display Advertising Information
CRFG Services and Contact Information
CRFG Subscription Information & Form
Errata
Identification Key for Figs on Front Cover
Departments

Ask the Experts–WED LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU
CRFG Kitchen–MANGO APPETIZER, SALAD AND DESSERT
Fruit Forum
Jamming with Jamlady–STEAMED PUDDINGS
Organic Gardening–AN APPLE A DAY
Seed Bank
The Marketplace CRFG MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

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