Fruit Gardener

Volume 40, No. 2 - March & April 2008

U.S. $5.00; Foreign Surface $6.00; Foreign Air $8.00
(Ordering information)

Fruit Gardener November & December 2007 cover

Photo by
Danny Lugo

Features

Red Hole has Fruit, Ocean Hole has Fish
Inside the front cover, David Cates offers a brief update on the mango grove his grandfather established many years ago in a partially collapsed Bahamian limestone
sinkhole known as Red Hole, and contrasts it with Ocean Hole, a lower elevation,
fully collapsed tidal sinkhole with salt water fish and great for swimming.
 
Will You Get Any Avocados?
Julie Frink has a few suggestions on how folks wanting to grow their own avocados
can have some of the best cultivars even in a yard offering little elbow room.
 
Milton Perez and The Year of the Avocado
Ian Crown was like so many crfg members who could contribute substantially to our knowledge base and our reading pleasure, yet hesitated to do so because they worried
about their writing ability. But a convergence of events linking crfg to his fruit growing experiences in Puerto Rico led Ian to take the plunge. In this tribute to a knowledgeable and valued friend, Ian shares his own expertise, much to our benefit.
 
Pioneer Rare Fruit Grower
About four years ago Bob Chambers and his wife and former Fruit Gardener editor, Clytia, invested several days interviewing CRFG cofounder Paul Thomson about himself
and the CRFG ’s early days, and documenting what they heard. Not long afterward, Bob sat down and put it all together. This is something more than a mere biography;
it is an intimate look at the very roots of CRFG; it tells how we got to be what we are today. This and a complete CRFG history will be soon combined in book form.
 
Myrica rubra: A Fruit of Many Names
Look closely at the pictures accompanying this article. This may be the only time you will see a story by David Karp that is not illustrated lavishly with his photographs; only one bears his name. He nevertheless collected a sufficient number of very nice photos to illustrate a story of a little-known yet widely cultivated fruit: the Yumberry.
 
Why I Grow Quinces
A little over ten years ago Fruit Gardener content editor Bob Allen wrote this brief piece for the Santa Clara Valley chapter’s newsletter, describing some of the events and circumstances that got him interested in growing fruit. It’s a unique story, yet one bound to strike a chord of commonality with many other fruit aficionados.
News & Notices


2008 Fruit Shoot Contest Info
Calendar
Fruit News Flashes
Last-Issue Errata
Tribute to George Frickmann
Departments

Ask the Experts–SOME FOLKS ARE PAYING ATTENTION
Book Review–THE NORTHERN POMONA
CRFG Kitchen–THE HEALTHY AVOCADO
From the Editor
From the President
Fruit Forum
Jamming with Jamlady–ABOUT CAPERBERRIES
Organic Gardening–SOIL AND UNDERSTORY
Seed Bank
The Marketplace CRFG MERCHANDISE, CLASSIFIEDS

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