Cox’s Orange Pippin–one of a series of heritage applesIn 1993 I did a series of Prismacolor pencil illustrations for a rare fruit tree catalog while training in grafting and propagation at a Heritage Fruit nursery. In partial payment I received several rare apple, pear, fig, and other trees. A Warren Giant Pear I planted on the street gives 200 beautiful, grainless pears every year. The catalog was never printed. I also did a series of spinoffs–a paper mache pear, an apple core, and some studies. This one, which I sold, is from a photocopy–Calville blanc d’Hiver..
While living in Arizona circa 1972-4 I had access to specimens of Lophophora Williamsii, some of which still had viable had roots and were kept as pets.