Fruit Gardener

Volume 48, No. 5 - September & October 2016

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Fruit Gardener September/October 2016 cover

Photo by Furnace Creek Resort, Death Valley, CA

Features

Date Palms of Furnace Creek Ranch & China Ranch
Dennis Johnson, Jane C. MacKnight and Scott Zona researched and produced a compelling article on a unique niche in U.S. date production. It is about how experimental date growing at a Death Valley boron mining support facility gave rise to two quite different success stories.
 
Surinam Cherries – Lessons in Inconsistency
With his usual practical directness, Don Winterstein offers some hard-won information about what works and what doesn’t in the selection and cultivation of Eugenia uniflora.
 
Why are Lemons Sour?
From the south of Portugal comes another fine article by Ann & Jean-Paul Brigand. The germ of this article is clear from its title: Jean-Paul grows a lot of citrus on his estate, among them several lemon cultivars. And of course he knows of more that he doesn’t grow. Considering the variability in sourness among cultivars, over time he began to wonder about such things.
 
 
Departments

Ask the Experts—CAPULINS, AVOCADOS AND PERSIMMONS
From the Editor
From the President
Fruit Tree Adventures—SURINAM CHERRIES
The CRFG Kitchen—TREATS FROM NEAR AND FAR
The Marketplace
Seed Bank

Essentials

CRFG Officers, Chapters and Services
CRFG Membership
Festival of Fruit Reminder
Membership Dues Information

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