Fruit Facts

Plant/Tree Descriptions List

1969-1989 Publications

Seed Bank

Fruit Specialists (Q & A)

CRFG Member Nurseries and Fruit Sources

Tidbits of Info

 

CRFG Publications 1969-1989 Index - E

Back to D - Up to Main Index page - Forward to F


EARTH ALMOND - Cyperus esculentus

ECUADOR

  • A Journey to Vilcabamba the Sacred Valley of Ecuador. By Steven Spangler. 1981 #3, pp 14-17
  • Babaco Ecuadorian Fruit with Commercial Potential. By Joy C. Hofmann. 1981 YB, pp 53-54
  • Bits & Pieces. Ecuador. By Peggy Winter. 1985 #2, pp 26-27
  • CRFG in South America: an Unforgettable Tour. By Robert R. Chambers. 1981 #2, pp 8-12
  • Reflections on Christmas in Ecuador. By Joy Hofmann. 1981 #1, pp 19-20
  • Seedling is a Seedling. By Peggy Winter. 1982 #3, p 26
  • The Land of Cherimoya. By Curtis and Joy Hofmann. 1987 #1, p 9

EDIBLE HIBISCUS - Hibiscus manihot

EDIBLE PLANTS

  • Book Review: Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Reviewed by Ian Hartland. 1976 #1, p 8
  • Book Review: Edible and Useful Plants in California. 1986 #1, p 17
  • Looking Forward to the 1980's. By Claude Sweet. 1980 #1 pp 3-4
  • Two Scholars at the CRFG Meeting. By Clytia M. Chambers. 1980 #3 pp 13-14, 21-22
  • Xylopia. Editor's Mailbag. By Clytia M. Chambers. 1989 #2, pp 31-32

EGGFRUIT - Pouteria campechiana See Canistel


ELAEIS GUINEENSIS - African Oil Palm
A slow-growing thorny palm from Western tropical Africa, it requires a warm, humid climate with well-drained soil. The fruit, when roasted, tastes like lamb and is often used for palm kernel oil; the sap makes a good wine and toddy and the young leaves are eaten as a vegetable.

ELAEOCARPUS BANCROFTII See Karanda Nut

ELDERBERRY

  • Growing Rare Fruit in Northern Calif. By John M. Riley. 1973 YB, pp 67-90
  • Rare Fruit Sources. By Arlo Hale Smith. 1977 #1, pp 3-16

ELAEAGNUS ANGUSTIFOLIA - Russian Olive

ELAEAGNUS MULTIFLORA - Goumi See Elaeagnus


ELAEAGNUS PHILIPPINENSIS - Lingaro
A large Philippine shrub often used as an ornamental in the south because of its lovely silver green leaves. Its fruit is a red berry with a cherry-like flavor. Propagated by seeds or cuttings. See Elaeagnus
ELAEAGNUS PUNGENS - Silverthorn
A spiny, spreading shrub to small tree with evergreen leaves which are silver underneath. The fruit is brown and scaly at first, then turns red and tastes sweet and pleasant. Propagated by seeds, cuttings or air layering.

ELAEAGNUS UMBELLATA See Autumn Olive

ELAEAGNUS

  • Goumi: Elaeagnus multiflora. By J.Sherwood Akin. 1983 #2, pp 23-24
  • Growing Rare Fruit in Northern California. By John M. Riley. 1973 YB, pp 67-90
  • Goumi or Cherry Elaeagnus. By Ken Nobbs. 1982 #2, p 22
  • Lingaro. By William T. Drysdale. 1971 #3, p 6
  • Postscript to Goumi. By John M. Riley. 1983 #2, p 24
  • Rare Fruit Sources. By Arlo Hale Smith. 1977 #1, pp 3-16
  • Return to the Philippines. By John McIntyre. 1978 YB, pp 5-13
  • Susung calaboa: Lingaro. By John McIntyre, Jr.. 1977 YB, p 45
  • Symbiosis and Elaeagnus. By William T. Drysdale. 1976 #3, pp 83-89
  • The Goumi Elaeagnus multiflora. By Peggy Winter. 1988 #3, p 8

ELEPHANT APPLE - Dillenia indica

ENDANGERED PLANTS

  • Wild Fruit World Wide. By Ian Hartland. 1972 #4, pp 10-12

ENGKALA - Litsea garciae

ENGLISH WALNUT - Juglans regia See Walnut

ENSETE VENTRICOSUM - Abyssinian Banana

ENVIRONMENTS

  • Horticulture: a Facet of Independent Living for the Blind. By Alice A. Estep. 1989 #3, pp 10-11
  • Leibig's Law and other Problems. By Richard D. Tkachuck. 1985 #2, p 25
  • Two Scholars at the CRFG Meeting. By Clytia M. Chambers. 1980 #3 pp 13-14, 21-22
  • Wild Fruit World Wide. By Ian Hartland. 1972 #4, pp 10-12

ERIOBOTRYA JAPONICA - Loquat, Japanese Plum
Indigenous to China, transported to Japan and cultivated extensively, this medium-sized landscape tree has fruit that is just as valuable as the tree's color and form. The evergreen leaves are large, fuzzy and rust-colored underneath. The fruit is a golden yellow oblong to sphere with sweet/acid white flesh surrounding 1 to 5 shiny brown seeds. See Loquat

ESCOBILLO - Malpighia glabra See Acerola

ESPALIERING

  • Espaliering the Cherimoya. By Phil Clark. 1989 J, pp 1-4

EUCALYPTUS

  • Myrtaceae: the Family of the Guava. By John F. Donan. 1984 YB, pp 5-17

EUCARYA ACUMINATA - Quandong nut


EUGENIA AGGREGATA - Cherry of the Rio Grande
A small shrub or tree, indigenous to Brazil, it is an attractive evergreen landscape plant that prefers a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.8. It bears a 1" oblong, dark-red fruit with a thin skin, sweet with a single seed. The fruit is eaten fresh or as a jelly or jam. Propagated by seed or cuttings under mist. See Cherry of the Rio Grande

EUGENIA APICULATA See Luma apiculata


EUGENIA DOMBEYI - Grumichama
An attractive landscape ornamental shrub from Brazil with red flushes and deep-green leaves, it prefers a moist, acid, rich soil and can stand minor freezes (28°F). It produces a cherry-sized purple-black fruit which some say is equal to the best of the sweet cherries. Propagated by seed with some success by cuttings under mist. See Grumichama
EUGENIA KLOTZSCHIANA - Pero do Campo
This small shrub or tree (to 5') from Central Brazil has hard brittle leaves, dark green above and silver below. The fruit is pear-shaped, golden yellow, 2-4" long, with soft, juicy, highly aromatic flesh.
EUGENIA LUSCHNATHIANA - Pitomba
A small Brazilian shrub with glossy dark-green leaves that are lighter green underneath. A landscape ornamental with 1" long, pear-shaped fruit, it has a thin orange-yellow skin. The soft, juicy, aromatic, slightly acid flesh is similar to apricot and surrounds several seeds. It is eaten fresh and makes a good jelly. See Pitomba

EUGENIA MRYTIFOLIA - Syzygium paniculatum See Brush Cherry

EUGENIA NUTANS - Red Guava


EUGENIA UNIFLORA - Surinam Cherry, Pitanga, Florida Cherry
Indigenous to South America, this plant is useful in landscaping for its red-colored new foliage against the dark green of older leaves along with its red to black, ribbed fruits. It also makes an attractive dense screening hedge amenable to clipping. The fruit can be excellent or only fair, depending on the variety. The deep red, almost black, fruited varieties tend to produce sweeter fruit. See Surinam Cherry
EUGENIA UVALHA - Uvalha
A shrub or small tree from Southern Brazil, this slow-growing evergreen has aromatic leaves when crushed. The fruits are round, about 1" across, with soft aromatic pulp and one or more seeds. With a strong odor not agreeable to everyone, it is used mostly for drinks.

EUGENIA SPECIES

  • Duhat: Eugenia jambolana. By John McIntyre, Jr.. 1977 YB, p 39
  • Myrtaceae: the Family of the Guava. By John F. Donan. 1984 YB, pp 5-17
  • Rare Fruit Sources. By Arlo Hale Smith. 1977 #1, pp 3-16
  • Wild Fruits of Australia. By John M. Riley. 1982 YB, pp 68-75

EUPHORIA DIDYMA - Didyma, Alupag
A Chinese relative of the longan. It produces a fruit that is not recommended for its flavor.
EUPHORIA LONGANA - Longan, Dragon's Eye
A medium sized tree from China, it can be pruned to maintain a small tree size. This lychee relative has stiffer leaves, more wind resistance and fruits more prolifically and regularly than its famous cousin. The 1" fruit is encased in a thick brown skin which, like the lychee, separates easily from the aril. The flesh is sweet and is usually eaten fresh but can be canned or dried. See Longan

EUPHORIA MALAIENSE - Cat's eye

EVERGREEN BLACKBERRY - Vaccinium laciniatus

EVOLUTION

  • The Evolution of Fruiting Plants. By John M. Riley. 1970 YB, pp 44-52
  • Wild Fruit World Wide. By Ian Hartland. 1972 #4, pp 10-12

Back to D - Up to Main Index page - Forward to F


© Copyright 1995, California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Questions or comments? Contact us.