[NAFEX] Fairfax strawberry, was Re: Strawberry Mulch
O'Barr, R. D.
topgun at otelco.net
Thu Nov 2 22:18:55 EST 2006
I am sorry to say that this was back in the sixties so I really can't answer
most of your questions. I believe the Nursery was Atlas which I do not think
is still around.
I have also grown Cardinal and found it to be more productive than either
the Carskill or Surecrop but I forget which of the two it was, sorry. This
trial was in Louisiana where they like Chandler quite well.
Sorry that I do not have more info on Fairfax for you.
In Huntsville, AL I also had the Earlidawn, Pocohantas(spelling?), Tennesee
Beauty, and a couple others I do not remember just now, but I liked Catskill
and Surecrop the best. I will let the group know how the Whopper does. It
has been in the ground since this last spring.
----- Original Message -----
From: <dwoodard at becon.org>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 5:45 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Fairfax strawberry, was Re: Strawberry Mulch
> Topgun, some members have been trying to find Fairfax without success.
> How long ago did you buy plants of Fairfax, and from whom? Do you know if
> they still have it? Do you still have it?
> How do you rate Fairfax for flavour, productivity and ease of growing
> under your conditions, compared to other cultivars you have grown? I
> ask because the comments I have seen extolling Fairfax as the best of
> strawberries (in flavour, but not as productive or disease resistant
> as many others) were made a few decades ago, and I wonder whether it
> still stands out when compared to modern cultivars.
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
> Niagara Peninsula
> On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, O'Barr, R. D. wrote:
> > I am trying Gurney's whopper this year. Anyone have any luck with it? I
> > tried and liked Surecrop, Catskill, and Fairfax here and all have done
> > after a season of removing all blooms and runners first.
> > I am having a lot of trouble with the twig girdler on my oriental
> > persimmons. Is it the same girdler that attacks pecan and hickory, i.e.,
> > hickory twig girdler? One branch clipped had 14 persimmons and the other
> > branch on the same tree about the same number. They are still cutiing
> > on Nov 1 as the branch still had green leaves and I check most every
> > Topgun
> > Zone 7
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