[NAFEX] Cold Peaches ?
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Nov 26 21:56:05 EST 2005
Meader's son, John is a nurseryman and he would have the true Reliance.
Though I don't believe he sells anything by mail. Can you verify that
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On Nov 26, 2005, at 6:05 PM, Heron Breen wrote:
Originally, some folks propagated Reliance from seed. These various
trees have been
propagated by budding and sold as Reliance. It has been said. Beware.
Meader made a
good peach, but the on-going theory that peaches are true to type has
Those with good-tasting Reliance should send budwood to those who do
not have good
tasting Reliance. The dieing in cold weather is due to unhardy
rootstock, as a
hardy peach on unhardy rootstock in pointless. Own-root your Reliance!
zone 4, Maine
On Wed Nov 23 6:47 , 'tanis cuff' <tanistanis at hotmail.com> sent:
> 20+ years ago a neighbor planted a peach tree which I assume was a
> Reliance-- the only thing being sold in area (s.WI) then. It actually
> produced a crop before it winter-killed. Fantastic flavor! Average
> silt-loam soil, don't know if & what they might have fertilized with.
> Have you considered the idea that not all nursery stock is correctly
> labelled? Maybe your poor flavored Reliance is mislabelled.
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: charles paradise
> To: North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Cold Peaches ?
> Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 07:18:19 -0500
> Reliance - almost no flavor - some
> say with enough minerals taste becomes good...
> Here in Indiana my Reliance was had
> wonderful flavor...
> Jerry, what's the mineral profile in the soil in Indiana?...
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