Fruit Gardener

Volume 44, No. 2 - March & April 2012

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Fruit Gardener March/April 2011 cover

Photo by
Noel Ramos

Features

Puerto Rico Fruit Safari
Noel Ramos visits Panoramic Fruit Farm and other venues in the rainy season, the time of
year when most of the exotic fruits grown there are at peak yield. Climbing and descending
the steep hills of Panoramic’s orchards is demanding, but the fruit tasting delights are a big
payoff. But Noel got truly lucky on this foray; the rains abated throughout his adventure.
 
Theobroma sp. San Lorenzo
In Puerto Rico Felipe Shea is growing an unusual Theobroma from South America. It all
started several years ago when Felipe began trading seeds online with Jim West of Reserva
Río Guaycuyacu in Ecuador. Subsequently the two formed a friendship and eventually visited one another’s farms. Now they often share new finds before revealing them elsewhere.
 
Tropical Fruit World and the Mt. Warning Caldera
It is interesting to watch anyone checking a desired goal off on their bucket list. It is amazing
to witness people pursuing the fulfillment of their lists so doggedly. Bev Alfeld and son
Tim check one off with an arduous 23-day fruit hunting trip to Australia’s tropical climes.
 
News & Notices

Book Review—SPECIALTY CROPS FOR PACIFIC ISLANDS
Chapter Calendar
CRFG Officers, Chapters and Services
CRFG Membership
Guide to Articles for 2011
Tributes—Richard Gross, Arno Kutzner, Jerry Dimitman
Departments

Ask The Experts—IN SEARCH OF RARE AND WILD FRUITS
From The Editor
From the President
Fruit Forum
Jamming with Jamlady—FRUIT HUNTING IN THE OUTBACK
The CRFG Kitchen—OFF-SEASON GOODIES
The Marketplace
Seed Bank

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