Fruit Gardener

Volume 43, No. 2 - March & April 2011

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Fruit Gardener March/April 2011 cover

Photo by
David Karp

Features

The Fruit That Dares Not Speak its Name
Varietal names have traditionally helped consumers know how certain fruits can be expected to taste, and whether to buy them for eating fresh or for use in canning or their culinary pursuits. But the era in which shoppers could rely upon known favorites is fading from Americans’ consciousness. David Karp articulates this discontentment, one that has become well known to discerning shoppers.
 
The Kokum of India
How many readers have neither seen nor tasted a mangosteen and wished they could? How many have seen and tasted them and wished they were more available in the U.S.? Well, in this issue we learn that the mangosteen has a cousin whose flavor is more preferable in some quarters than that of the mangosteen itself. Ken Love and Shree Padre team up to give us a look at a rare fruit most readers probably have not seen: Kokum, a close relative of the prized mangosteen, and quite popular in a limited region of India, where it is used in a variety of ways.
 
Puerto Rico Travelogue #2: Sampling Fresh Coffee Berries
In the second installment of her Puerto Rico travelogue series, Jamlady Bev Alfeld gets a whirlwind look at the traditional methods of gathering and processing coffee beans. Again hosted by some hospitable folks in Puerto Rico she gets a taste of the bean’s fruity covering as she eats them out of hand straight off the bushes.
News & Notices

Chapter Calendar
CRFG Officers and Chapters
Fruit Gardener Display Advertising Rates
Fruit Gardener Subscriptions
Tribute, Mits Kawahara
Departments

Ask The Experts—ANTICIPATING SPRING
Classified Section
From The Editor
From the President
Jamming with Jamlady—PUERTO RICO, PART TWO
The CRFG Kitchen—BRAISED POMEGRANATE CHICKEN
Organic Gardening—STARTING WITH THE BASICS
Seed Bank
The Marketplace—CRFG GOODIES & CLASSIFIED

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