[NAFEX] Re: nafex Digest, Vol 21, Issue 69

Hector Black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Sat Oct 30 22:06:33 EDT 2004

We have found the Amelanchier "Regent" does pretty well here.  It bears
regularly but we don't often get to them before the birds. "Ballerina" makes
a pretty small tree but we haven't had much fruit from it.  Hector Black
zone 6 middle TN

 ----- Original Message -----
From: "Lon Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Re: nafex Digest, Vol 21, Issue 69

> If you planted the Canadian varieties of Amelanchier, they don't grow
> because of an adaptation they have to the cold prairie climates.  They
> have a "burst" growth habit in which they do all their growing fast,
> early in the season.  By the first of July (more or less) they will set
> buds and you can fertilize and water up the yazoo and never get them to
> budge.
> This is one reason that we really need to have people go out and
> explore the LOCAL Amelanchier for other selections, to get types with
> better local adaptation.  There are species of Amelanchier  over most
> of North America and all have decently edible fruit, though some are
> better than others.
> -Lon Rombough
> Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
> http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers Association
> "Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
> On Oct 30, 2004, at 10:31 AM, tanis cuff wrote:
> Amelanchiers don't want to grow-- probably a soil pH/nutrient fault.
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