[nafex] Evans Cherry

del stubbs pinewoodel at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 3 10:39:53 EDT 2001


thanks Bernie, I'm looking at putting in a number of evans, so the cost from 
SLN is a factor and I'm not plussed with the ones I did buy there.
Lawyers lists them, so I inquired about the origin (grafted, cultured, 
caliper, etc..?) of theirs and got a Microsoft word document that I have now 
spent over eight hours trying to learn to open on our macintosh! and they 
havent replied to my requests for help.
this is why I'm pursuing home propagating.....thanks much for the info on 
poor seed production....kind of amazing. Sounds like if I can get a short 
and bushy one I can bury branches and might have some luck. Interesting, 
thanks! Del


>From: Bernie Nikolai <Nikolai at v-wave.com>
>Reply-To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Evans Cherry
>
>Sounds good Del, but it would take massive effort.  Dr. Evans finds over 
>90%
>of the seedlings are exceedling small and spindly.  No way you could graft
>on them after a year as they would be 2 or 3 inches tall and as thin as
>darning needles.  You can buy Evans as Bali from Bill McKentley in New 
>York.
>You would save tons of time and aggrivation by just buying a few trees.
>Even if on Maheleb or Mazzard, just plant them deeper and they should
>develope roots. Or plant them horizontally as if you were stooling apple
>rootstocks and many of the Evans branches will self root under the
>soil/sawdust.  Just trying to save you a lot of time and effort...A very 
>few
>of the seedlings, say well below 10%, do produce a decent sized tree/bush.
>They have all to date proven far less hardy and less tasty than the parent.
>So your idea will work if you have lots of time and lots of patience.  But
>it would be a several year project from seeds to self rooted Evans.
>Bernie
>
>At 12:17 PM 8/2/01 +0000, you wrote:
> >Bernie, If I could acquire a sack of evans seeds, propagate them, and 
>graft
> >onto them the next year....then plant the sucessful grafts so they top
> >root....would'nt it solve compatability and root stock questions as well 
>as
> >save me the costs of buying less then hardy rootstock.. I dont have 
>access
> >to tissue culturing, or root suckers.
> >Thanks, Del


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