[NAFEX] Saskatoons-disappointing

Nate nrhora at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 17:08:57 EDT 2006


Chex,

Those hot summer months can put alot of stress on many fruit bearing
trees/shrubs. Without adequete water, nutrients (proper ratios, give
proper results) and shade, how can they manage to get to a point where
they can sustain themselves? You will more likely see them whither
away and have no yield for the year. You need to find alternative
species that can have deep roots, and will grow enough throughout the
year that they can get through the summer months effectively.

One other thing to consider is the global warming effect. Every year
that there is more evidence that the earth is heating up, then the
less chance the trees of the world can adapt to the changing climate.



On 7/6/06, Chex <ricechex at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> Richard, I have heard that saskatoon flavor is
> affected by heat and to much heat makes them
> mealy and bland.  Have you noticed this and if so
> are there any varieties that you are familiar
> with that do well with hot summers?  I planted
> northline last year because it is realatively
> short (8' tops) and bushy for a landscape hedge
> across the front of my property.  They produced a
> few berries this year that were mealy and bland.
> I'm hoping it is something that will improve when
> the bushes come into full production in a few
> years.
>
> Chris
> zone 5, IL
>
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>
> > Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 12:39:34 -0400
> > From: "Richard Moyer" <ramoyer at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Saskatoons-disappointing
> > To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Message-ID:
> >
> >
> > Matt,
> > We also use most of our saskatoons (juneberries
> > or 'sarvis' here) in muffins
> > and pancakes.  Also on top of vanilla ice
> > cream.
> >
> > The almond flavor does come out in cooking, and
> > is sometimes detectable in
> > the fresh fruit as Naomi noted.  This flavor is
> > a negative for my wife.
> >
> > Agreed that the flavor varies on the tree, but
> > I'd argue that's true of most
> > other fruits when tasting the range of un-,
> > under-, ripe and over ripe to
> > dried to fermented.
> > One of the things that makes some saskatoons
> > such a good landscape tree is
> > that they bloom over an extended period, hence
> > the fruit ripening is also
> > stretched out.
> > But we also notice a lot of variation in fruit
> > quality among different
> > cultivars grown here in East TN; from very good
> > to very bland.
> >
> > Out to pick mulberries, raspberries,
> > gooseberries and currants, which also
> > vary a lot depending on ripeness.
> > Richard Moyer
> > East TN
>
>
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