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   January Citrus Clinic

Master Gardener Journal  

New Publications

by Audry Wolff,
Master Gardener

AZ1269-Deciduous Fruits and Nuts for the Low Desert (formerly MC90): Read about varieties of apples, apricots, figs, peaches, grapes, pears, persimmons, plums, berries, quince, pecans and almonds that you can grow right here in the low desert. The 9-page PDF file may be downloaded at: Warning: The file is very large and may take a long time to download if you don't have a high-speed connection. An alternative is to download the accompanying chart. The chart will give the following pertinent details about each variety: chilling hours, fruit color, heavy bearing, alternate bearing, cross pollination, and freestone information.

Also, Landscape Watering by the Numbers: A Guide for the Arizona Desert (featured in our August/September issue) received a first-place Crescordia Award from the Valley Forward Association recently. Valley Forward is a 33-year-old nonprofit association that serves the Phoenix metropolitan area by bringing together business, community, and civic leaders to promote cooperative efforts on regional issues and improve the environment and quality of life in the Valley. The annual awards program recognizes Valley businesses, government agencies,and non-profit organizations for their significant contributions to the environment. Kudos to Master Gardeners Donna DiFrancesco and Robyn Baker, who coauthored the guide on behalf of their respective municipal employers, the Cities of Mesa and Scottsdale.

Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated January 25, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
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