Fruit Gardener

Volume 46, No. 6 - November & December 2014

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Fruit Gardener March/April 2014 cover

Photo by Dr. Joe Sabol

Features

2014 Festival in Oregon’s Columbia Gorge
This year’s festival was an unusual one to say the least. CRFG was invited to be one of three fruit growing organizations at a joint meeting held in Troutdale, Oregon, a small community nestled in the picturesque Columbia River Gorge. The Home Orchard Society, the North American Fruit Explorers and the California Rare Fruit Growers shared experiences and enjoyed doing all the other things that fruit growers like to do when they congregate.
 
About the Salmonberry
Although some have characterized salmonberries as mild or insipid, perhaps they haven’t stayed in a patch long enough to get an adequate taste; those growing on well-sited, well-hydrated vines are quite flavorful. It's one of the better wild berries in the genus Rubus.
 
Growing Deerproof Plants In a Virtual Wildlife Refuge?
Georgia’s Piedmont Region ordinarily presents food for thought to anyone wishing to grow beneficial plants, mainly because of its temperate-to-cool climate. But someone with a notion of populating a yard with desirable, trouble-free plants in a forested environment has a dual challenge: finding reasonably cold-hardy ornamentals and fruit plants that are also deerproof. This is a rambling discourse on the editor’s thoughts and observations in making such plans.
 
Departments

Book Review—GROW A LITTLE FRUIT TREE
From the Editor
From the President—A GREAT VISIT TO ONG NURSERY
The CRFG Kitchen—AUTUMNAL GOODIES
Jamming with Jamlady—ABOUT THE SALMONBERRY
The Marketplace
Seed Bank
Essentials

CRFG Officers, Chapters and Services
CRFG Membership

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