Fruit Gardener

Volume 42, No. 1 - January & February 2010

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Fruit Gardener March/April 2009 cover

Photo by
David Karp

Features

Cochineal Bugs
For eight years, Emory Walton periodically hosed cochineal bugs off his Opuntia
plant and wondered how the pests found it. Now he wonders if there might be a
better way of eradicating this ubiquitous scale insect from his prickly pear cactus.
 
Kumquats Don’t Get Much Respect
When you see David Karp’s byline on an article, you know you’re going to see an
intimate and thorough look at whatever fruit about which he has written. You will
also see great color photos and lots of useful fruit source information. This article
is like that; David offers us a close-up look at Fortunella and several hybrids.
 
And You think You Have Horrible Soil?
Roger and Shirley Meyer have a friend in Queensland, Australia, who bought a
nice place on the coast there and then discovered that the soil was too poor to
support the rare fruits they had planned to grow. This short story is a snapshot of
an ingenious methodology for overcoming that handicap and doing it organically.
 
Pomegranates: A Promising Future
Edgar Valdivia is known as an enthusiastic guy. He’s that way about nearly anything,
but especially when it comes to fruit. In this report of a fruit tasting session
at his Simi Valley residence, Edgar enthuses about the future of pomegranates.
 
Flower Displays with Flair
While admiring an arrangement of flowers and fruits recently, Beverly Alfeld, our
Jamlady, was struck with an idea: perhaps some crfg members would be interested
in seeing what is being done in this art genre by some very talented people.
News & Notices

Announcement—Four CRFG Scholarships Awarded
Announcement—New Tropical Fruit Posters
Bulletin—Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine Expands
Chapter Calendar
CRFG Officers and Chapters
Guide to Articles for 2009
Departments

A Grower’s Potpourri—ABOUT PRECISION GRAFTING
Ask The Experts—ABOUT GUAVAS, PASSIFLORAS, MORE
CRFG Kitchen—FROM GROVE TO STOVE
From the Editor
From the President
Fruit Forum
Jamming with Jamlady
Organic Gardening—HOMEMADE ORGANIC SPRAYS
Seed Bank
The Marketplace—CRFG GOODIES & CLASSIFIED

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