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

rob hamilton lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 30 22:41:58 EDT 2004


We all your blueberries, this Regent must be a great
tree indeed for the birds to prefer it.

Robert

--- Hector Black <hblack1925 at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> 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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