[Homestead] Cherry question
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 14 18:33:44 EST 2008
>I don't like cherries and don't know anything about growing them, but; in
>cold weather areas like yours, apples should grow well. I have seen old
>heirloom type apple trees with apples about the same size as cherries and
>real thorny (I mean dangerously thorny) limbs. They trees are not large
>like a regular apple or peach tree. They were called 'hog apples' , but i
>don't know their real name; but they were tasty....
I have apple trees (some heirloom), peach and pear trees. I want to add a
couple cherry trees; I prefer sweet cherries, but I think I'm a little too
far north. I've hear of some pie cherries coming out of Canada that are as
sweet as sweet cherries, but I can't track down a source.
The tree you describe sounds like a Hawthorn tree; it's related to apples. I
have a couple on my property, but they are old and not producing well. The
fruit are called "haws".
Tioga Co. PA
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