[NAFEX] Chums and sweet cherries in the north
cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca
Fri Apr 3 22:20:57 EDT 2009
Where are you in Quebec?
I am in "Ville de Québec" - here some sweet cherries do grow (Stella for
example) but my orchard is in Charlevoix and sweet cherries don't grow
anymore... I have tried a few without success.
I have a Manor chum, but I am not impressed by it - true plums are much
better. Mont-Royal is the best for here. And you don't even need to have 2
as it can fertilise itself. The only problem is that racoons love them and
I need to pick before they are fully ripe.
A 13:21 09.04.03 -0400, vous avez écrit :
As a novice backyard fruit grower whose intention is to provide as much of
our own produce and variety for my 3 growing hungry boys, I'm continuously
evaluating new things to fill up my yard with.
I've got a selection of raspberries, strawberries, 2 blackberries, an
amelanchier, hardy kiwis, and an apple tree with 2 more on the way. Still
deliberating over getting one or 2 pear trees.
I've also got 2 U of Saskatchewan cherries, but since I am a self-confessed
cherry addict, I was thinking about trying a sweet. I've seen Biga and
Binga available up here in Quebec, also Mazza cherries (Mazy and Maza), as
well as the old standards Stella and Lapins which I am worried about not
being hardy enough.
I am also still undecided about plums, mainly because I don't think with
all the rest of the fruit that I have enough space for 2.
So I read about chums, never seen or tasted one, sounds interesting as
they're smaller than the plums, also less work potentially.
If anyone has any advice on chums versus plums and sweet cherries for the
north ( Ag Can Z4b/ 5), I would appreciate it.
I guess I should really ask this in another post but I am also thinking of
planting blueberries this year. Are Polaris and Northsky good choices for
a smaller garden?
Thanks in advance
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