Fruit Gardener

Volume 45, No. 3 - May & June 2013

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Fruit Gardener March/April 2011 cover

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Features

The Power of Alfalfa
It turned out that the good advice Nick Lolonis got from CRFG cofounder Paul Thomson wasn’t quite what Nick needed. But it did nevertheless point him in a direction that made a lasting impression about the therapeutic value alfalfa hay and alfalfa plantings can bring to gardeners cultivating plants that mysteriously are not doing as well as they should be doing.
 
Selecting and Saving Seed
Bev Alfeld delves into the past in two ways with this article. She recounts a bit of her experience in seed saving as a youth, and into the University of Florida Herbarium and its valuable comparative seed collection, some of which was assembled in the 19th century.
 
Fronds With Benefits
Ian Crown dreams often of things that could be. Then he gets tired of waiting and makes them come true. His Panoramic Fruit Company is a good example. In this article he shares some interesting information about establishing trials of little-known palms in Puerto Rico.
 
Backyard Grower: Aesthetic Fruit Tree Protection
It was with some trepidation that Terry Spear submitted this article that turns out to be an excellent one for our Backyard Grower series. There’s more than one way to solve a problem.
 
News & Notices

Best of Both Worlds Festival 2013 Registration
Fruit Flash (Citrus Quarantine in Santa Barbara)
Fruit Shoot 2013 Photo Contest Rules
CRFG Officers, Chapters and Services
CRFG Membership
Departments

Ask The Experts—GROWING FRUIT, LEARNING FROM FRIENDS
CRFG Kitchen—MORE TROPICAL RECIPES
Fruit Forum
Jamming with Jamlady—SEED SAVING
The Marketplace
Seed Bank

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