[NAFEX] Bush Cherries

hector black hblack at twlakes.net
Sat Jul 6 17:55:50 EDT 2002


Beetles bother the Nanking cherry but I don't remember that they bother the
Hansen bush cherry.

Hector Black
----- Original Message -----
From: rob hamilton <lostman_amiga at yahoo.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2002 3:55 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bush Cherries


> 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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