Fruit Gardener

Volume 47, No. 2 - March & April 2015

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Fruit Gardener March/April 2011 cover

Photo by S.H. Brown – Ft. Myers, Fla.

Features

The Remarkable Passion Fruit
A few years ago Bob Vieth wrote several informative articles for the University of California’s Ventura-Santa Barbara Extension Office. In the last issue one of those articles appeared in slightly adapted form, that one about longans. This is another, also updated a little. Such information as this kind is never truly dated, and some readers have never before seen it.
Apples of Opportunity
After Darlene Hayes’ article last issue about heirloom apples growing at old mining towns in
the Sierra Nevada mountains, there was no question about the focus of her interest. But who knew precisely how focused she is? Well, heirlooms can influence apple cider too. Get it?
 
The Legacy Continues
When pomegranate enthusiast Helen Hibbing witnessed a fascinating presentation on her
favorite fruit by a third-generation pomegranate specialist from the Chater family of pomegranate fame, she felt compelled to tell Fruit Gardener readers what she had seen and heard.
 
What is a Cocoplum, Anyway?
For years Bev Alfeld had noticed during her snowbird trips to Florida that some seemingly
nondescript plants used as ornamentals and for beach stabilization were also bearing fruit. So she decided to learn more about it, and ended up talking with Stephen Brown of the University of Florida and the Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences. And she learned quite a lot.
 
Cold Weather Quiz
Leave it to George Tyson to look for solutions while pushing the envelope of fruit growing. In this article he challenges readers to consider how cold-hardiness is affected by various factors.
Departments

From the Editor
From the President—HOW CAN WE GET EVEN BETTER
CRFG Kitchen—DROUGHT-TOLERENT FRUITS
Jamming with Jamlady—SOUTH FLORIDA'S COCOPLUMS
The Marketplace
Seed Bank
Essentials

CRFG Officers, Chapters and Services
CRFG Membership
Erratum Note
First Announcement for 2015 Festival of Fruit
Fruit Shoot Photo Contest Announcement & Rules

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