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• Natomas gardener Bill Bird, author of Sacramento Vegetable Gardening, tries to solve the mystery of vanishing nectarines:
Ive chosen to rename my white nectarine tree from Arctic Jay to Ghostly White. Do you recall what Casper the Friendly Ghost was most famous for? If your guess is vanish, youre right on the money but you dont win a white nectarine. You see I dont have any left to give. I didnt get any myself. Over the space of 10 days this month, every last white nectarine on the Ghostly White tree (planted in the front yard) up and VANISHED. I mean GONE.
Where did they go? Good question. Did a bird invade and take them all? That would have been one big bird, and no, this was no thieving bird. I have a strong suspicion that this was a thief of the two-legged and no wings variety. Someone in the neighborhood developed a taste for tree-ripened nectarines.
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