[NAFEX] Evans or Bali cherry
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Sun Apr 12 10:21:38 EDT 2009
Not quite bizarre. Different roots on Canadian and US trees.
Different climates which is very important.
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From: skkewing at yahoo.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Evans or Bali cherry
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 21:09:19 -0700 (PDT)
>I find your story quite bizarre. Every year I go pick cherries by
>the five gallon pail off my friends Evan's cherry trees (she has 7
>growing and suckering like weeds on top of a exposed windy hill).
>Every year we merely admire the bumper crop of cherries that are well
>out of our reach on a 10 foot ladder! And we hit -45 F pretty much
>every year and usually have a nice cold North wind chill to add to
>But I have heard that the cherries that do well up here (Evan's and
>the U. of S. collection) like poor soil. That's not really a problem
>for us as we have this really great clay that ensures everything
>grows nice and slow!
>>From what I see, we don't get 4" caliper tree in less than 10 years
>in this area.
>> I planted it in soil that will grow plums like crazy. It
>> never did well. It grew quickly into a small tree but most of the
>> buds were killed over winter. It always had just scattered flowers
>> and never produced more than a hand full of cherries in any one
>> In fact, most of the leaf buds died each year too, leaving the
>> terminal buds alive. Lots of bare twigs with a tuft of new growth
>> ends. After several years, when the trunk diameter was about 4
>> inches, the leaves appeared to go into their fall colors in August,
>> then the leaves fell off. That was the end of it.
>> Steve in the Adirondacks (zone 3 or 4)
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