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  • From: Lon Rombough <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] RE: How to become a "fruit explorer"
  • Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2004 18:13:31 -0800

One obvious thing would be to go to the Nafex web site, at 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 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 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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