[NAFEX] Bush Cherries

rob hamilton lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 6 06:55:36 EDT 2002


What happens in summer to your bushes? 
Do the Japanise beetles bother them as well?

--- hector black <hblack at twlakes.net> wrote:
> Hi again Mike,
>     They are different species.  Can't remember the
> species of Hansen's bush
> cherry.  They look very different, the Nanking is P.
> tomentosa and the
> leaves are furry.  Hansen has smooth leaves, larger
> fruit.  And cherries
> have a stem whereas the Nanking grows right on the
> main stem.  We tried
> Hansen's here, the fruit was good, but the bushes
> quite small.  Too hot in
> summer here, they were a native to the northern
> plains states so should do
> well in a colder climate.
> 
> Hector Black, middle TN zone 6
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: mIEKAL aND <dtv at mwt.net>
> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 12:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bush Cherries
> 
> 
> > Are Hansen's bush cherry the same species as
> nanking?.  My Hansen's look
> different than the
> > nankings, but perhaps I have them mislabelled?
> >
> > mIEKAL
> >
> > Don Yellman wrote:
> >
> > > Miekal:
> > >
> > > Dr. Hansen (can't remember his first name)
> worked with bush cherries for
> > > many years, I believe at S. Dakota State
> University.  One of the results
> > > was Hansen's bush cherry, which I have grown and
> it fruited quite
> > > prolifically here.  Don't know if any other
> commercially marketed
> > > cultivars came from his work.  I eventually took
> them out after I
> > > planted regular cherry trees, because the fruits
> are smaller than tree
> > > varieties, and the fruit/pit ratio was such that
> they did not work well
> > > in our plunger type pitter.  But they were
> vigorous growers, and since
> > > they were developed for the Northern prairies
> they might work where you
> > > are located.  As I recall, flavor was not bad.
> > >
> > > Rgds, Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA
> >
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