Volume 45, No. 6 - November & December 2013
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Photo By Carlos Velazco - Brazil
- 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
Fruit Flash - Freezing Citrus to Protect from HLB
UC Davis Fruit & Nut Tree Extension Course
- Ask The Experts—QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
CRFG Kitchen—BEATING THE HOLIDAY RUSH
Jamming with Jamlady—EXCELLENT PERENNIAL PEPPERS
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