[NAFEX] Evans cherries

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Mon Jun 21 12:18:08 EDT 2010


I would like to have some but in February the gound in long frozen. 
When do the leaves fall in Kentucky?  

---- Original Message ----
From: Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Evans cherries
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:10:57 -0500

>I've related this on several occasions in the past - I have a Bali
>(Evans) cherry, purchased as a small tissue-cultured specimen from
>St. 
>Lawrence Nurseries(Potsdam, NY), back in '96 or '97. 
>It suckers profusely(as Bernie Nickolai told us years ago) - I 
>have 'Bali/Evans' cherry plants popping up all over the place, some
>20-
>30 ft away from the original, which has been declining over the past
>2-
>3 years; don't know for sure if the Easter Big Freeze Disaster of
>2007 
>was the initiating factor, but about half of the original plant is 
>dead, with bracket fungi now protruding from 'dead' parts.  
>Evans/Bali is, from everything I've seen written and photos posted,
>an 
>excellent cherry for those of you in cold zones, but it's a real
>'dog' 
>for me down here in hot zone 6(southern west-central KY, 70 miles NW
>of 
>Nashville TN)- low productivity here, compared to Montmorency, and 
>almost all fruits are damaged by curculios or some other insect.  
>Ripens after Montmorency, but I never even bother picking any of the 
>fruits.
>If anyone is interested in paying the shipping costs, I'd be willing
>to 
>dig and ship all the suckers I can, if you'll shoot me a reminder
>email 
>along about late February next year.
>
>Lucky Pittman
>Hopkinsville, KY
>
>
>
>
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