[NAFEX] Nanking Cherries

Dr. Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Wed Feb 24 14:34:07 EST 2010


Well, I could grow 'em from seed, too, if the birds didn't get 'em all - and
I'm not even sure any of my original Nankings are still alive - I never
really pay much attention to the abandoned nursery bed anymore - or, at
least, not to the P.americana or P.tomentosa in there.
I remember 'em fruiting one year, and I was sorely disappointed - tiny
little things, maybe twice the size of a grain of wheat or barley, mostly
pit with just a thin rim of pulp surrounding it.  Hardly enough to even
taste.  Not worth the trouble to walk the 50 yards to pick.
Used a few as dwarfing rootstocks for peaches and plums.

LLP 

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of mIEKAL aND
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:24 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking Cherries

You guys are party-poopers.  It's great fun to grow these out, I do it
every year.  Not sure where to get seed tho because I collect my own
seed from my own various plantings.

~mIEKAL

On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Dr. Lucky Pittman
<lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu> wrote:
> You can buy cheap row-run Nanking seedlings for next to nothing.  I bought
a
> bundle of 10 for $5(or was it $2?) from Gurneys or Henry Field a number of
> years back.
>
> Lucky
>
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