[NAFEX] Black Gold Cherries
William C. Garthright
billg at inebraska.com
Tue Aug 7 10:46:16 EDT 2007
> I put in 10 Black Gold Cherries in Spring of 2006. Zone 4 Maine. When
> I go up there this weekend, I'll check them out. I had a group of
> graft failures, and can't remember if it was them or somebody else.
Thanks, Murph. Oops, and I just noticed that Black Gold Cherries are
supposed to be self-pollinating, so I guess that answers my question
about the late blooming period.
> Also up there is Benton, Surefire, Evans, 10 each. The Bentons are the
> ones attacked, almost totally defoliated by the Click Beetles. They
> have recovered, and are leafing out again.
I don't even know what a Click Beetle is, though I'm still having a
terrible time with Oriental Fruit Moths attacking many of my young trees.
Although you're in zone 4, I know that Maine's climate is a LOT
different from Nebraska's. Trees here have to put up with cold winters
without, usually, much snow cover, very hot and humid, though dry,
summers, and lots of wind at any time of year. I'm in town, so I don't
get the worst of it, and I can water through the dry spells (though I
can't water fast enough or often enough to completely make up for the
dry weather in the summer).
Well, this is an experiment, anyway. I've already been told that sweet
cherries aren't recommended here. I just want to give it a try and see
what happens. But if the Black Gold Cherries are self-pollinating, maybe
I'll just plant one. Hmm,... that would mean I've got room for something
Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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