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Spring: Dans Early plum blossom

Scenes from NZTCA National Conference 2010, Christchurch

TreeCropper Issue 63 – September 2010

Front cover:
Spring is heralded by the mass of blossom on a three-year-old Dans Early plum.
Photo taken by Sheryn Clothier at her Waikato property in spring 2009.

  1Editor’s opinionSheryn Clothier
  2President’s MessageMurray Redpath
  3Pips and pieces; Your letters
  6Reflections of a walnut researcherVernon Harrison
  8Almond trial updateAnn & Bob Phillips
14NZTCA Conference 2011Hawkes Bay – plan now
21Breba fig trial updateEric Cairns
22AshGail Newcomb
26Importing plant material into NZSheryn Clothier
28BananasRichard Ward
31Hew McKellar’s timber farmJohn Dean
36Pine nut trial report
38Book reviews
40Membership form, Committee contacts

Back cover:
Scenes from NZTCA National Conference 2010, held in Christchurch 25-28 March. Clockwise from top left:
• NZTCA members evaluate the Pickled Walnut competition entries. On display is the beautiful trophy that was won by Wilma and Nelson Rubber.
• Graeme Nicholas comperes Conference Dinner.
• Biodiversity on show during the pre-conference tour to Linocln University.
• Apple varieties on display at Dunsandel Store.
• Conference 2010 organiser Jenny Lawrence with the Taste of Canterbury platter.
• Linda Gardner (centre) shows her medlar tree during the Trees and a Tipple field trip.
• The Bell Tea Guy, Matthew Greenwood, teaches the flavours and fortunes of tea during a food-matched tea tasting.