[nafex] Lon's caution about Canadians in The South

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at bunchgrapes.com
Fri Jul 13 11:12:34 EDT 2001


All I can say is that conditions for rust must not be right there.  The
Canadian saskatoons are a lost cause with it, here.  Even the NCGR, which
has the collection of Amelanchier, reports heavy rust on most of the
Canadian selections.  
There is an angle I hadn't thought of before, though.  Many plants adapted
to northern conditions have low chill hours because there is only a short
time in the fall at the right temperatures to satisfy it in the north. 
After that, only the cold keeps them dormant and they can pop as soon as the
first warm days come.  Perhaps that would make them work in the south.
-Lon

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>From: Lucky Pittman <Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu>
>To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Lon's caution about Canadians in The South
>Date: Fri, Jul 13, 2001, 7:56 AM
>

>At 08:33 AM 07/12/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>>Lucky - don't bother trialing Canadian saskatoons there.  They are adapted
>>to the plains, and even here, at latitude 45, they don't perform well.
>
>Lon,
>Too late!  I've had Regent, Theissen, Smokey, Honeywood, Timm & Success  in 
>place for several years, got Martin, Nelson, and Parkhill this spring.  So 
>far (knock on wood) I've not had any problems with rust - and there are 
>plenty  J.virginiana around here.  The Timm&Success seedlings I got from 
>Bear Creek a number of years ago have been the most prolific producers, so 
>far, as all have been in place for 6 years or less.
>I've also got "Jennybelle" (A.obovata) and a seedling A.lamarckii, but 
>neither has produced as well as the Timm & Success or the local A.laevis trees.
>
>Lucky Pittman
>USDA Zone 6
>Hopkinsville, KY
>
>
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