[NAFEX] [permaculture] heritage peach tree preservation

Michael Dossett phainopepla at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 10 22:02:00 EDT 2006


Clingstone vs. Freestone, I believe, is a single gene
trait.  It shouldn't be too hard for someone with a
little patience to work that out, assuming the two are
cross-compatible...

Michael Dossett

--- MARIE ASHTON <bwoodtx at verizon.net> wrote:

> Oliver,
> The Chinese apricot varitey came from Utah orginally
> and is said to have 'sweet pits'. We have quite a
> few of the Chinese variety apricots in our orchard.
> There is one drawback to the Chinese variety and
> this is it is a clingstone. The best trait of the
> Chinese is that it is good for late frost prone
> areas as it blooms over about three weeks and will
> usually outlast the late frosts. As to the age of
> the Apricot trees, that is not considered too long a
> time for apricots. Peaches will usually be gone in
> 25 years but apricots may still be producing 200
> years after planting. There are apricot trees in the
> Hunza Valley of Pakistan that are inheired by the
> women that are said to be over 300 years old. 
> As to the pits, I would suggest that you roast the
> kernels before eating them. Even in Central Asia
> they roast them. And anybody reading this should not
> try to eat the pits of any apricots that are not
> considered to have 'sweet pits.'
> Good luck with your projects.
> Regards,
> Richard Ashton
> Oak Creek Orchard
> www.oakcreekorchard.com
> bwoodtx at verizon.net
> 
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: oliver smith callis 
>   To: North American Fruit Explorers 
>   Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 8:22 PM
>   Subject: Re: [NAFEX] [permaculture] heritage peach
> tree preservation
> 
> 
>   Richard,
>   thanks for your suggestions, I noticed that you
> are specializing partly in apricots. On the adjacent
> property to the peaches, there are two apricot trees
> that were planted in 1864, one is a Chinese and the
> other is a Moore Park. These trees are in much
> better shape, they've been well taken care of, and
> we will be working to propagate these as well. I'm
> not sure of the average lifespan of apricots, so I
> don't know if these are out of the ordinary. The
> owner told me that the Chinese Apricot has pits that
> are sweeter than almonds. 
>   Thanks,
>   Oliver
> 
> 
> 
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