Fruit Gardener

Volume 48, No. 4 - July & August 2016

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Fruit Gardener May/June 2016 cover

Photo by Tim Alfeld- Crystal Lake, IL

Features

When the Deliveries Stopped
No one enjoys writing about anyone passing away, especially not someone close. Ian Crown has written a heartfelt tribute to his longtime friend and fellow fruit lover, Felipe Osborne Shea. Although lamenting the loss of a friend, Ian shares with us some precious memories.
 
What is a Jujube?
Mel Smith offers another brief look at Rock Front Ranch, a jujube-growing operation. It is just one of the many interesting tour locations that are listed on the list of things to do and places to see at this year’s Festival of Fruit in San Luis Obispo. Plan to be there in August.
 
Growing Pineapple in Malibu
This how-to article from Agnes Philpot could seem to some longtime readers to be rather ho-hum stuff. Okay; it is said that there’s nothing new under the sun. While this is not a new idea, it is quite possible that many readers, especially the younger ones, might be surprised to learn how easy it is to propagate pineapples. Such common-sense material may turn out to be this writer’s hallmark. Watch for more articles from this general direction.
 
Beaumont Macadamia
Don Winterstein has an inquiring mind. Having been a career scientist, he is a natural skeptic. Moreover, he has little reluctance to try new ideas and seemingly no fear of the unorthodox for getting results. So when he finds himself in a fruit-growing dilemma, he pretty much considers it more a challenge than an obstacle. This article is like that. Yes, it is.
 
Fresh Juice and Juicing in Bangkok
This juicy article from Bev Alfeld is another look at the countless people, places and things in Southeast Asia that are so different from our way of life. Yet in some ways the habits and diets of folks in such distant places are amazing in their straightforward, common-sense approaches.
 
A Very Old Walnut Graft
Have you ever wished for some very large, old walnut lumber for making something? Keith
Borglum has some, but he made an unexpected discovery while milling it out into huge slabs.
 
Departments

Ask the Experts—GUAVA TYPES, PINEAPPLE, SICK PLUM.
From the Editor
From the President
Fruit Tree Adventures—BEAUMONT MACADAMIA
The CRFG Kitchen—RARE FRUITS & RARE FOODS
Jamming with Jamlady—FRESH JUICE AND JUICING
The Marketplace
Seed Bank
Essentials

CRFG Officers, Chapters and Services
CRFG Membership
Festival of Fruit Reminder
Lost Friends —THREE TRIBUTES
Membership Dues Information (RECENTLY CHANGED)

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