[NAFEX] Canadian haskaps need homes in USA
larizzo at charter.net
Sat Jul 24 19:27:37 EDT 2010
Melissa, I'd like to buy them but am not sure if Zone 7 (Tennessee) is too
warm? If you think that they will do o.k. in this zone, then I could pay
for the via PayPal - also, I would like to get some of the Berry Blue seeds.
Lori Rizzo, RN BSN MBA
Health Care Quality Improvement
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larizzo at charter.net
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Melissa Kacalanos
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2010 11:22 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Canadian haskaps need homes in USA
I hope this email isn't too commercial for this list, but I have 5
haskap/honeyberry plants of the new varieties 'Borealis' and 'Tundra' to
sell in the USA. I have 3 'Borealis' and 2 'Tundra' left. These new
varieties are supposedly much better than the old varieties available in the
USA. Descriptions of these varieties are on the breeder's website here:
The reason I have extra is a long story. I saw that the Canadian nursery,
Haskap Central (whose website is gone now) was exporting these plants to the
USA. However, shipping across the border was expensive, so I put an ad on
craigslist to find other local gardeners who wanted to combine an order and
share shipping. I paid for all the plants, and trusted the other gardeners
to pay me when the plants arrived and they picked them up.
Two gardeners didn't pick up their plants, so I'm left with the extras. I
haven't found local homes for them, so I'm offering them to NAFEXers at my
costs, $12.32/plant, plus shipping. In hot weather like this, I'd want to
ship them overnight. They're pretty small, only about as big as tomato
seedlings you'd buy, so shipping shouldn't be all that expensive.
These varieties need to be pollinated by a different variety to set fruit.
They don't pollinate each other. The breeder recommends 'Berry Blue' which
is available from nurseries in the USA, or I can give you free seeds (extras
I got from generous NAFEXer Sarah) that should grow into good pollinators.
Or, the breeder is working on a better pollinator that might be available
next year, so you could wait for this
better one if you want.
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