[NAFEX] Saskatchewan Cherry Question
deankreutzer at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 21 09:34:39 EDT 2004
>Does any NAFEXer know what 'hoops' I'd have
>to jump through to get them stateside?
Officially, they have to go through Quarantine before being allowed legally
into the U.S. That, is I believe a 2yr process and can be quite costly. I
know that the SK Carmine Jewel cherry, which was released a few years ago is
in quarantine and may even be available next spring. 4 of the newest 5 that
are being quasi-released to growers here in Canada for testing have not been
put into quarantine. These haven't been thoroughly tested here, nor even
named yet but I believe would be rock hardy in places like the mid-west U.S.
They did come through -49F last winter with some damage but you also have
to take into account that they are in their original location where the
plant spacing is 3' - 4' apart, which makes them struggle a bit more.
In the end, it relies on money being spent to get plants through quarantine.
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
USDA zone 3
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