Volume 33, No. 6 - November/December 2001
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- Bushwhacking Guavas and Sapotes
- Eph Konigsberg tells how his boyhood love of guavas led to a
broad affection for many other fruits; then he describes how he manages some of
- A Better Fruit-Fly Trap
- Jesús García, with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service,
offers a look at a new dry fruit-fly trap that promises to offer more
effectiveness in minimizing crop loss.
- Allspice Tree -- Pimenta dioica
- Alfredo Chiri provides a brief but interesting look at a
valued spice plant.
- Do You Need a Soil Test?
- Taken from the newsletter of the now-inactive Indoor Citrus
and Rare Fruit Society, this piece contains the kind of information that really
is never out of date.
- Don't Plant Too Much
- Enthusiam for establishing that first fruit garden can drive
one to overdoing it, explains Travis Callahan, longtime fruit gardener from
Cajun climes of the South.
- Mandarin Dreams
- With his usual colorful prose and superb illustrations, David
Karp retells of yet another sleuthing adventure that leads to exciting
information about mandarins.
- First Festival of Fruit Report: New Fruiting Plants from Thailand
- "Santol," aka Bruce Livingston, holds forth on how to find
fruits in foreign lands and get them home, and on his efforts as a member of
the Thai Banana Club to ensure preservation of "the rarest of the rare" banana
cultivars native to Thailand.
- The Black Thumb Society
- A tongue-in-cheek look at a novel way of handling original gardening mistakes.
- Ask the Experts -- Umeboshi and More
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