[NAFEX] "Sour Chari" and "CKVL#1": Joe Brown
sam739is at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 26 00:54:15 EDT 2003
Hi, Del. I was just curious: Are the Jan and Joy some true-to-name plants
that you got from St. Lawrence Nurseries or Hartmann's?
Did you raise any plants from the seed I collected from my mother's plants
in Kansas, and did you notice uniformity, or were they segregating as to
display a range of phenotypes? How long do you think it will be before they
will bloom? My experience w/ the stock I got from Mom is that I probably
planted 2 -year-old grafted or budded stock and that they bloomed the second
year after planting. I think you'll find the Jan and Joy series (P.
japonica), Mongolian cherry (P. fruticosa), P. besseyi (sand cherry) and
nanking cherry (P. tomentosa) well adapted to your climate but unfortunately
their fruit will be smaller than that of the tree cherries, such as 'Evans'.
I wish I could be of more help to Mary, but she seems very resourceful and
self-reliant; that she would take the time to read the documents I
suggested is proof of that.
This weekend I'll dig up the plants I buried for the winter. I expect to
have an Actinidia kolomikta male for you and at least one female. I have
the male already, and have ordered three female plants that will be
delivered this spring from the grower in Massachusetts.. I think this is
the same species that you saw growing on the chicken coop and run at an
elderly gentleman's place near you. I also have a Beta grape for you and I
believe a Dolgo/Bud 9 tree that I grafted last year.
My Magnolia stellata s in full bloom, some of the minor bulbs, inclluding
the species tulips are coming into bloom, and my Harglow apricot just began
blooming today. Are you seeing signs of growth on the grafted apricot I
gave you last fall or on the Harison's Yellow rose?
Also, are you seeing any encouraging results w/ any of your blackberry
cultivars? I think my Illini Hardy plants came thru the winter in fine
shape, but they are vicious plants and I yearn for something that's a less
difficult to handle. Do you have any candidates? When I next see you and
Mary, we'll enjoy a blackberry cobbler and some liqueur that I made last
fall. I also have that sourdough starter for Mary; guaranteed to be sour.
>From: "del stubbs" <pinewoodel at hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] "Sour Chari" and "CKVL#1": Joe Brown
>Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 13:13:34 +0000
>The first of the jan, joy...series I have bloomed so profusely and
>beautifully that I am propagating some as ornamentals to go along our
>drive, hoping I will also find the fruit useful, Del
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