swim_at_svc at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 24 21:38:42 EST 2010
I have all of the varieties you mentioned. I don't think the plants are bothered by the frosts, but I have problems with getting the flowers of the earlier ones pollinated due to the lack of pollinator activity. So the later ones fruit more reliably here in the zone 5 Appalachian foothills.
In terms of timing, I can check against apples in a bit but do not have apricots.
--- On Wed, 2/24/10, Jay Cutts <orders at cuttsreviews.com> wrote:
From: Jay Cutts <orders at cuttsreviews.com>
Subject: [NAFEX] honeyberry
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 8:11 PM
I'm wondering about the susceptibility of honeyberry to getting smacked
by early frost, which we have terrible problems with here in NM at
7000ft. Burnt Ridge says that some varieties (Blue Bird and Blue Belle)
are very early but that others (Blue Moon, Blue Velvet) are later blooming.
Any ideas on whether the late blooming ones might make it? Guess I'm
asking what other fruits the late blooming ones might compare to. Are
we comparing honeyberries to apricots or honeyberries to apples? Help.
Cutts Graduate Reviews
800-353-4898 day or eve, 7 days
(In NM, 505-281-0684)
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