[nafex] we're just hopeless

John Bunker jbunker at palermo.org
Thu Jul 19 12:36:56 EDT 2001


Where did you get the Crandell Currents?

Thanks

John Bunker
Palermo Me zone 4



Thomas Olenio wrote:
> 
> Hi Del,
> 
> Do you have any Crandall currants planted?  I put in small bare root
> plants last  season, and have a HUGE crop, on multicaned, 3' tall bushes
> in just 1 year.  Just great plants, but I did opt to place them inside
> peony cages (oversized tomato cages) as the weight of the berries was
> dragging all the canes to the ground.
> 
> It amazes me how fast Crandall's grow, sucker, and offer you more plants,
> and after tasting a Crandall, I would rate it better than most black
> currants as it can be eaten out of hand. (I guess you could eat some black
> currants out of hand too)
> 
> Large berries on Crandall too.
> 
> Regards,
> Tom
> 
> --
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a
> 
> On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, del stubbs wrote:
> 
> > Donna wrote
> > "I am serious when I say I have yet to find a "normal" NAFEX member."
> > "I
> > don't know if NAFEX can be "fixed" if it continues to consist of a bunch
> > of
> > people who get a kick out of grafting and talking about fruit trees,
> > We're
> > hopeless."
> >   "And yes, I am speaking for myself, but I am including lots of NAFEXers
> > I
> > know. "
> >
> > I'm glad to hear it Donna, being a new nafexer I feel right at home.
> > I'd classify fruit grafters of forgotten varieties in difficult climates
> > as
> >   'hopelessly hopeful'  people.  Like the 86 year old Minerva we know
> > who's
> > still grafting apples, will she ever taste one? Doesn't matter, she's
> > part
> > of a much bigger circle. And it's just too much fun anyway. Today we
> > harvest
> > our first fruit crop after 4 years of prep.  A tablespoon of currants!.
> > and
> > the plant from a nafexer. In four more years hopefully some apples and
> > plums. If it weren't fun it would'nt happen.  Del
> >
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