[NAFEX] Sea buckthorn survival and fruiting
hblack at twlakes.net
Wed Sep 11 17:36:54 EDT 2002
Yes, we sure did. We didn't get any fruiting at all until we planted in a
mix that was over 50% sand. I think most of the Elaeagnaceae are a pioneer
species growing in gravel bars, sand dunes and other marginal soils where
there nitrogen fixing capability enables them to survive, improve the soil,
and then be taken over by taller species. Hector Black, middle TN
----- Original Message -----
From: Moyer Richard <ramoyer at king.edu>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 7:43 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Sea buckthorn survival and fruiting
> My two experiences with this plant are that they suffer and die in rich,
> moist soil (here in east TN) and seem to fruit better in poor, unirrigated
> soil, such as at the Germplasm Repository in Corvallis.
> I recall that Hector noted better growth in marginal soils. Hector, did
> also observe superior fruiting in marginal soil?
> Some plants are adapted to fruit in dry conditions and unimproved soils;
> this one may even prefer it.
> Richard Moyer
> East Tenn
> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 11:52:34 -0600
> From: Bob and Winnie <natvwine at cut.net>
> Organization: Native Wines
> To: nafex list post <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: [NAFEX] sea buckthorn
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> The recent talk about sea buckthorn have made me want to post my
> observations about my patch that is now 8 years old. Bought as seedlings
> from bear creek I planted them in a row that passed through an area that
> used to have a barn and alot of horses (and horse poop) around it.
> The interesting thing to me is that at the ends of the row where the
> soil is quite poor and N deficient the bushes are big (12 ft) and
> healthy. In the middle of the row where the soil is much richer in N and
> tilth the bushes have suffered ever since they were planted; stunted and
> suffering from tip dieback.
> bob Z4, utah
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