Have you ever wondered about those great big date palms towering over
many Arizona neighborhoods and other venues? What is the fate of the
fruit they produce? And just how does Arizona figure into the date industry?
Dennis V. Johnson, Elaine Joyal and Richard K. Harris offer some interesting
answers to these questions.
The Seed Bank Needs Help: Your Help
CRFG Seed Bank Manager Mark Cooper was so disappointed in the meager
seed offering he publishes in this issue that he felt led to examine the
reasons for the low ebb in seed donations. He also issues an appeal to get
involved in seed dispersal.
The Coffee Tree--Coffea arabica
Alfredo Chiri offers another quick primer, this time on the coffee tree.
California Dates: Ancient But Delicious Fruit of the Palm
The only thing David Karp may have missed on his fact-finding mission
about the California date industry is stopping by Hadley's Fruit Orchard
Store at Cabazon, near Casino Morongo, to wrap himself around one of
their fabulous date shakes. If you like dates, this story will make
your stomach growl. There's lots of history in it too.
Markku Häkkinnen is a dedicated student of the genus Musa.
In fact there is so little known about some of its species that he has to
go where they grow and let them teach him what they know. Here is a
fascinating pictorial study of the ornamentals.
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