[NAFEX] Rush Chinknut

Regina Kreger regina at kreger.net
Thu Oct 28 08:32:07 EDT 2004


Is SFF = Seeds For the Future?  Or...?
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ed Fackler 
  To: North American Fruit Explorers 
  Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:11 AM
  Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Rush Chinknut


  I saw Sherwood a couple of years ago ... at a meeting of SFF somewhere down south.  He must be pushing 90.

  ed
    -----Original Message-----
    From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of loneroc
    Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 6:07 AM
    To: North American Fruit Explorers
    Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Rush Chinknut


    Thanks for the update.  When I requested a list from him he wrote (in shakey handwriting)  he no longer did this.  He has apparently either regained some health and energy or didn't want to deal with mail order.

    Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Lee Sharp 
      To: North American Fruit Explorers 
      Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 7:45 PM
      Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Rush Chinknut


      I visited Sherwood Akin on my way home from the June '04 SFF meeting in Arkansas. His inventory of plants in his nursery is still extensive for a person his age working alone. In recent years he is devoting a lot of time propagating citrus, especially cold hardy selections. He addressed this in the article submitted and printed in the most recent issue of POMONA. His travel is limited because if the care required by his wife, an Alzheimer's patient. 

      In regards to "Rush Chinknut", it has been dropped from his inventory of plants.

      Sherwood is not" on line" but this message has been coordinated with him by phone and meets with his approval.
      Lee
        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: loneroc 
        To: North American Fruit Explorers 
        Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 6:46 PM
        Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Rush Chinknut


        I tried to get some citrus material from Mr. Akin a few years back.  He is out of the plant business due to age.

        Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI
          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Mark Lee 
          To: 'North American Fruit Explorers' 
          Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 10:59 AM
          Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Rush Chinknut


          Victor,

          The advertisement in Pomona (published 20 years ago) was from J.S. Akin in Sibley, LA.  I have done some more research and found this entry in the Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory, 3rd edition.



          Sherwood's Greenhouses, PO Box 6, Sibley, LA  71073,  318-377-3653



          This is the only source listed for Rush Chinknut from 1988 to the present.



          -Mark Lee, Seattle





          -----Original Message-----
          From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Victor Patterson
          Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2004 5:24 AM
          To: North American Fruit Explorers
          Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Rush Chinknut



          Mark:
                The chestnut does not seem to do well in southeast Texas but the chinquapin does, maybe the hybrid would also. Can you tell me which nursery had the add?      Victor 





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