Backyard Fruit Trees

11/02/10 Jon Butts
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We started with a short update on the current dry conditions in our area with Robyn Felix, a representative for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. October was the driest month ever recorded here, but it seems there is enough stored water to get us to the next rainy season. You can find out more at the www.watermatters.org website.

Next we had two guests from the Tampa Bay Rare Fruit Council; Tom Scott and Sally Lee. Sally’s also a trained Master Gardener. Debbie Butts, a master gardener and backyard fruit expert , also joined the show. Listeners called with questions about last year’s cold damage, pollination problems, avocados and more. One emailer asked about books for Florida gardening and a couple good ones are Florida’s Best Fruiting Plants by Charles R. Boning, and Florida Home Grown by Tom McCubbin. The Tampa Bay Rare Fruit Council meets the second Sunday of the month at the Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. The web site is www.rarefruit.org

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