[NAFEX] RE: How to become a "fruit explorer"

Lon Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Nov 27 21:13:31 EST 2004

One obvious thing would be to go to the Nafex web site, at 
http://www.nafex.org and look up the links and related sites.  There 
are regional groups that give you a chance to go to meetings, and the 
links and related sites give access to a ton of resources.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at 
http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers Association 
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Nov 27, 2004, at 6:17 PM, Judi Stewart wrote:

I'm pretty new to "fruiting"...mostly I've grown berries in the past.
now started a small orchard (Kristin, Lapins and Bali cherry, a 4-in-1
Pluot, Queen Cox Apple, and Comice and Warren pears.

I am fascinated with the stories in Pomona about people riding around
neighborhoods discovering interesting fruits.  I'm wondering do folks
on doors and ask to try the fruit or collect a sample?  How does one go
about identifying what's safe to eat and what isn't?  I don't know a
from a sapling...is there a good VERY basic book that describes what
experts are doing when the take a piece of a tree and start a new plant?

I live out in the country and often see interesting berry bushes, old
trees, even long ignored orchards.  I have a thorny tree (the blossoms
like apple blossoms) that has never fruited...I wonder if it might be a
apple?  Would it set fruit if my Queen Cox pollinates it?


Deb Schneider
SE Ohio Zone 5b
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