[nafex] Does anyone have experience with plantcares.com?
dwoodard at becon.org
dwoodard at becon.org
Wed Apr 11 22:04:50 EDT 2012
For Canadians, Golden Bough Tree farm in eastern Ontario (mail-order)
offers seedlings of Bailey and Chui Lum Tao peaches.
The latter as a seedling rootstock was found to produce a hardier and more
productive peach tree than Siberian C, in the Kent-Essex area near Windsor
and Detroit (research at the Harrow station of Agriculture Canada). I
don't know how its seedlings compare as fruiting trees or rootstocks for
Bailey has for some decades been the preferred seedling rootstock in the
somewhat more benign climate of the Niagara Peninsula. It is a renamed
traditional Indian peach from the U.S. Middle West, possibly Indiana but
my memory of old Pomonas is a little weak here.
Ruth Klatt wrote:
> A couple of decades ago I ordered Siberian "C" peach trees and also a
Montclair peach. The Montclair has the habit of being a double trunk
> and does not usually live long (mine did not either). Apricots can be
grafted to peach, but not peach to apricot rootstocks. These were
> from Bear Creek Nursery in Washington, which is no longer in business.
Siberian peaches did very well in zone 4a. We were able to order
> C from the conservation nursery in North Dakota up until this spring.
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Patsy King" <pking888 at gmail.com>
> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:02 PM
> Subject: [nafex] Does anyone have experience with plantcares.com?
>> Hi all, and especially Bob Purvis and apricot folks, I encountered the
site plantcares.com, which has a link on its left side of the page for
"plant database". When I clicked that and then to apricots, I
>> all sorts of wonderful sounding varieties, not to mention a rootstock mont
>> clare or mount claire ? that I had not heard of. When I googled the
apricot varieties, all I found were UK sites selling them. However, I
>> emailed the customer service at plantcares.com, and he said they were
>> by 2 different US nurseries that they get the trees from. I can't find
>> info on this company...do any of you know about them? They show an
>> in Louisville KY. Here is the link to the scrumptious sounding apricot
>> Thanks for any info anybody has about them!
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