[NAFEX] Superior Juneberries?
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Mon Jun 27 18:51:21 EDT 2005
At 10:41 PM 6/25/2005, Richard wrote:
>Agreed that the nomenclature of Amelanchier is a mess. Hence am
>interested in hearing favorite Juneberry cultivars and sources,
>especially if you have rust resistant cultivars in a rust-prone area.
Best ones in my small planting are a couple of row-run "Timm & Success"
seedlings I bought 10 years ago from the now-defunct Bear Creek
Nursery. I've never seen a rust canker on a stem nor an infected berry,
though I can't swear that there aren't any spots on the leaves. Fruit is
as good or better than any of the tissue cultured varieties(Regent, Smokey,
Theissen, Honeywood, Forestburg, Martin, Success - one or more of these is
no longer living, I just don't remember which one, off the top of my head)
in my collection, and they fruit more heavily. Additionally, the seedlings
have much healthier foliage and are head and shoulders above the others,
with respect to vigor of growth and spread. After 10 years in the ground,
they're still only about 3-3.5 ft tall, but the clumps have suckered out to
about 4-5 ft in diameter.
I've been disappointed with 'Jennybelle' here. Low fruit production, and
it is definitely inferior to both the alnifolias and the local A.laevis
trees - just kind of blah. Had some rust-infected fruits on Jennybelle
USDA Cold Zone 6
AHS Heat Zone 7
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