[NAFEX] aronia as a rootstock?

John Smith friendly27sw at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 3 13:59:48 EST 2007


HAs anyone tried grafting pears onto Aronia for
dwarfing characteristics?  After seeing that a nusery
was selling dwarf shipova on Aronia, I budded some
pears on Aronia last summer, the buds took, so will
see what happens...  It appears at the very least that
suckering would be quite a problem.

--- S & E Hills <ehills7408 at wowway.com> wrote:

> There are also black currant juices available.  I
> like the Looza brand, I
> mix it with ginger ale and it helped me kick
> drinking years ago.
> 
> Currants are also among the easiest plants to
> propagate (at least for me).
> Cuttings root easily and the plants will bear fruit
> the next season.
> 
> S. Hills
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf
> Of Thomas Olenio
> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 7:53 PM
> To: 'North American Fruit Explorers'
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] aronia
> 
> It was written;
> 
> It's interesting that you mention black currants,
> because I didn't plant 
> any of those (except for the native species, the
> clove or buffalo 
> currant) due to the almost universal description
> that they would not 
> appeal to "American tastes." When it comes to food,
> I eat - and I enjoy 
> - just about anything, but there's no sense in
> planting fruit that's not 
> especially tasty when there's so much fruit that IS.
> 
> =====
> Hello,
> 
> I have a Red Lake (red currant) in my backyard.  If
> you are familiar with
> Skittles candy you get an idea of taste.
> 
> I pointed them out to two boys who were "hungry!"
> and wanted candy, telling
> them they tasted like Skittles.  They ate their fill
> and enjoyed them.  One
> was a Canadian boy, the other an American boy.
> 
> Add a little sugar whether by juice, pastry, or
> bread and they are very good
> in many forms.  If you like a cranberry muffin, you
> will like a red currant
> muffin.
> 
> You will find Crandall, Clove, and Buffalo currant
> similar in taste to red
> currants.  These varieties do not have the
> "spiciness" of true black
> currants.
> 
> You can buy black currant flavored tea bags in most
> large markets.  If you
> want to experience the spiciness of black currants
> you will find it in these
> teas.
> 
> Later,
> Tom
> 
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