[nafex] Re: Origin of the Evans

edforest55 at hotmail.com edforest55 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 11 18:12:06 EDT 2001


Del and others interested: 
Here are my notes on the origin of the Evans, as per Dr Evans
"Probably brought from Minnesota in first place, 100 years ago or so. 
It is probably NOT an escapee from the Alberta Tree Nursery".  (in 
the FN and B Inventory it says that it may be that it originally came 
from this nursery, this info was supplied by me, later to be learned 
that the original Evans cherry probably had nothing to do with that 
nursery except the coincidence that the original tree was found NEAR 
there, growing in someone's yard. Dr Evans believes that it did not 
get in that person's yard via that nursery but rather elsewhere and 
most likely circuitously from the Minnesota cherry breeding program)
BTW, although mahaleb is only hardy to zone 4, mahaleb could be used 
as a nurse rootstock, that is a temporary root used while the Evans 
roots above the graft. (This requires then the  burying the graft 
union.) 
Kevin B




--- In nafex at y..., "del stubbs" <pinewoodel at h...> wrote:
> I'm doing some research on the famed evans cherry, was glad to hear 
that it 
> could be grafted onto mahaleb roots, but the FB&N inventory lists 
that as 
> zone 4.
> Jealous? <http://www.marketland.net/ornamentalform.asp>
> if I read this right at least Albertans can buy it for $2.90 
canadien
> and the best price I can find in the states is $16 u.s. (the worst 
is 32) 
> and the roots were stripped.
> I reckon my only answer is to wait a few years till, as Bernie 
says,  "from 
> root suckers".
> My guess is, its down to supply and demand for an unknown product, 
that as 
> Kevin I believe said, might have come from Minnesota! (I'll pursue 
this, one 
> source said England)
> Canadien?--Canadian?   is one an adjective and one a noun?
> Thanks, Mn. del z2/3
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