Fruit Gardener

Volume 48, No. 1 - January & February 2016

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Features

Transporting Plants into the United States and Between States
Arlyn Duval has for some time had legitimate concerns about the likelihood that at least some crfg members have from time to time innocently transported plants or plant materials across the U.S. border or across state lines without being aware of the laws against such practices. Aside from the issues of rare plant endangerment or plants that are prohibited in some places, there is a growing sense of unease with the sharp rise in exotic insect pests.
 
White Sapote Watching
During his long crfg tenure, the late Bob Chambers grew lots of things, but perhaps was best known for his white sapotes. He had a number of fine cultivars that eventually became coveted among members. This reprint is a story about the miraculous recuperation of his white sapotes after a huge brush fire that raged through chaparral adjacent to his orchard.
 
About Suebelle White Sapotes
It is likely that members will take a liking to this introduction to “Fruit Tree Adventures,” a new column that longtime Orange County chapter member Don Winterstein has agreed to write for each issue. A keen observer with a huge garden, he has filed away many memories.
 
Thirty Years and Still Going Strong
The Central Coast chapter’s Mel Smith here gives us an interesting look at the impressive fruit growing efforts and accomplishments of fellow members Robert and Carol Scott.
 
The Pineapple Guava
In this reprint of an interesting piece by Jack E Rice, he describes many of the desirable characteristics of the pineapple guava. Among its attributes are its toughness and cold-hardiness.
 
Frozen Fruit Salads
Bev Alfeld’s thoughts naturally turn to cold as a topic of convesation during those wintry days in the Chicago suburbs. But who would suspect her of dreaming about frozen treats?
 
Coffee Growing in Malibu
What a surprise to receive a story from Agnes Philpot, a lady quite familiar with crfg who has for years followed the Fruit Gardener by borrowing it from fellow chapter members.
 
Departments

Ask the Experts—ABOUT ARATILES AND WHITE SAPOTES
From the Editor
From the President
Fruit Tree Adventures—STARTING WITH A LOOK AT MY GARDEN
The CRFG Kitchen—KATHY'S FINAL RECIPES
Jamming with Jamlady—FROZEN FRUIT SALADS
The Marketplace
Seed Bank
Essentials

CRFG Officers, Chapters and Services
CRFG Membership
Festival of Fruit Important Notice
Lost Friends —MARKKU HÄKKINEN
Lost Friends —ROGER MEYER
More About CRFG Scholarship Awards

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