[NAFEX] Fleshy Hawthorne
dwoodard at becon.org
Tue Jun 29 21:21:26 EDT 2010
Jay, Grimo Nut Nursery in Ontario (a few miles from me) sells hardy
black walnuts and ships to the U.S.
They sell seedlings hardy at Morden Manitoba (SW, Agriculture Canada
zone 3b) and some from Minnesota parents selected 35 miles east of St.
Paul, and some from parents at Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, NE New York
State (high ground north of the Adirondacks, where St. Lawrence Nursery
operates). They sell the cultivars Weschcke from Minnesota and
Bicentennial from Potsdam, among others less hardy.
The raspberry cultivar Boyne is commonly grown on the southern Canadian
prairies. Have you tried it?
You might be interested in the small book "Growing Nuts in the North" by
Carl Weschcke, see
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Jay Cutts wrote:
> I think the original question was about the taste of certain hawthorns
> that are advertised as being a bit "juicier" than others. It sounds
> like so far no one has actually tasted these fruits. I'd also be very
> interested to hear if someone has.
> I originally got a C. douglasii to experiment with these and then got
> what is listed as a Cherry Hawthorn. Both are growing for me here at
> 7000 ft in NM but no where near blooming size yet. The fact that they
> have survived here is significant because, even though we are rather far
> south, the altitude and harsh conditions cause us to lose many trees.
> For comparison sake, Illinois Everbearing mulberry has not been able to
> survive, though another one called Northrup has. Can't get any of the
> Juglans to survive. The tops of raspberries rarely survive. So these
> hawthorns have at least proven their hardiness.
> Jay Cutts
> Director, Cutts Graduate Reviews
> Lead Author, Barron's Test Prep Publications
> 800-353-4898 day or eve, 7 days
> (In NM, 505-281-0684)
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