Fruit Gardener

Volume 45, No. 6 - November & December 2013

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Fruit Gardener November/December 2013  cover

Photo By Carlos Velazco - Brazil

Features

Markku’s Musa Monikers
Emory Walton has written an accolade to Markku Häkkinen in recognition of his recently
having had three Musa species named after him. Markku is a longtime friend of CRFG and
has been a generous contributor of illustrated accounts of his many fascinating expeditions
to Asian countries to search for and classify undiscovered seeded varieties of wild banana.
 
The Case of Becky’s Mystery Banana
Charles Portney relates an interesting and intriguing tale of a banana plant with a shady
past. It’s a great producer and valuable for its tasty fruit, but its history and provenance
remain obscure. Charles also offers very sound advice for cultivating your banana plants.
 
Excellent Perennial Peppers
Beverly Alfeld can rarely see fruits or vegetables without conjuring visions of using them in
scrumptious concoctions. In this instance, peppers just begged to be pickled, didn’t they?
 
What Are California’s Wild Cherries?
Don Mayall and Carolyn Curtis offer some interesting information about wild cherries,
specifically those that grow along or near the west coast from Mexico to Catalina Island.
 
To Drive the Cold Winter Away
Linda Robertson eloquently voices her feelings about the winter fruit blahs that we’ve all
experienced, and passes along her methods for dealing with the blandness of stored fruit.
News & Notices

CRFG Officers, Chapters and Services
CRFG Membership
Fruit Flash - Freezing Citrus to Protect from HLB
UC Davis Fruit & Nut Tree Extension Course
Departments

Ask The Experts—QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
CRFG Kitchen—BEATING THE HOLIDAY RUSH
Fruit Forum
Jamming with Jamlady—EXCELLENT PERENNIAL PEPPERS
The Marketplace
Seed Bank

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