[NAFEX] Saskatoons,acidic soil

tanis grif tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 29 15:03:30 EST 2005

Show me good fruiting available cultivars which will work here-- I'll grow 'em!  I
like juneberries better than blueberries!

--- "bluestem_farm> wrote:
> You got it Tanis, we're at least mostly on silt.  I have no experience with the
> cultivated Juneberries but I wonder why you fight your soil when there are native
> ones that like it?  
> Muffy
> -- tanis grif  wrote:
> That's stolonifera & arborea.  Aren't the cropping cultivars alnifolia?  
> There was an article about amelanchiers in a pre-internet 'Pomona' which had most
> of a page devoted to a list of known species. 
> Hey Muffy, do I remember correctly that your soil is silt rather than sand?
> --- mark wessel wrote:
> > Tanis,
> >   I doubt that soil on the acidic side is your problem. In fact i think most
> > prefer a slighty acidic soil. I have seen Amelanchier stolonifera growing on
> > sandy,peaty tidal plane in Maine. Also, here in Southern ohio, one of our
> > natives A. arborea grows on acid shale ridgetops.
> > 
> > Mark
> > southern ohio
> > 

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