[nafex] Exploring Not Quite Cherries

victoria l. caron vicaron at gis.net
Wed May 9 05:45:37 EDT 2001


Ginda,
Too bad my format and past issues are at home on my Mac, or I'd simply copy/paste/send. I just checked the NAFEX web site which lists the table of
contents for Spring '98. That one had the article on the Cornelian cherry, but not the Bali. So it must be Spring '99 because I bought several the
same year and they have wintered twice. I'll check at home just to be sure.
vic NH zone 3

Ginda Fisher wrote:

> Vic, (or anyone else) That was before I was a member.  If you can tell
> me what issue it was in, I will buy it from the Pomona librarian.
>
> Thanks,
> Ginda
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> "victoria l. caron" wrote:
> >
> > Ginda,
> > Check back if you can to Pomona Spring 98 or 99, whichever of the two I
> > gathered for. Dr. Ian Evans from Alberta sent in a good article with a lot of
> > information about a very northern hardy small cherry tree on its own roots
> > that bears super crops. St. Laurent has it under the name 'Bali.' I have it
> > here in zone 3, but it got damaged by my german shepherd, so although it is
> > blooming this year, I still won't know much about it. Maybe someone else has
> > an older tree. Anyway the article is very informative.
> > vic NH zone 3
> >
> > Ginda Fisher wrote:
> >
> > > While ordering flats and whatnot, I succumbed to a saleslady's wiles,
> > > and found myself ordering a nanking cherry, as well.  It arrived the
> > > other day, looking pretty dead (or VERY dormant??) and I put it in the
> > > ground.  But then I got to thinking. . .
> > >
> > > There are other bush cherries out there.  I doubt this one will make it,
> > > but the spot I put it in would look nice with a flowing shrub. . .and
> > > wouldn't it be great if it had edible fruit?  Now I really like
> > > cherries.  I like sweet cherries.  I like sour cherries, eaten fresh.  I
> > > used to live near some non-eating cherry (maybe a black cherry) that
> > > dropped little fruits - a full-sized pit covered with about 3mm of black
> > > flesh.  It was sweet and bitter and very cherry, and I enjoyed them a
> > > lot, although there wasn't enough fruit on them to do anything more than
> > > chew on a few as I wandered past.  So sour/bitter/seedy doesn't deter
> > > me, and I don't mind attracting birds.  But I would like to be able to
> > > nibble at it myself, and I'd like something short and bushy.
> > >
> > > Does anyone have experience with any of the bush cherries?  St. Lawrence
> > > Nurseries offers a whole page of different ones (sand cherry, dwarf
> > > ground cherry, Jan-joel-joy cherries, nanking cherries.)  Which might do
> > > best with less-than-full sun - (bright shade for most of the day)?  The
> > > spot is just downhill from a white pine, and is probably acid, too.  My
> > > plan is to squeeze two into one large hole for pollination.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Ginda Fisher
> > > eastern Mass. zone 6
> > > Where we went from 90 to below freezing in two days.  (Little visible
> > > damage, blooms still blooming away.)
> > >
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