[NAFEX] beach plum question

Hal Love lovehd at comcast.net
Thu Apr 5 12:52:41 EDT 2007


I have never ordered plums, but the few plants I did get from Oikos were more than decent. 

Hal


----- Original Message ----- 
  From: drosehngs1 at juno.com 
  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 9:37 AM
  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] beach plum question


  And thank you (though I guess I'm just as confused as ever, now).

  -- mIEKAL aND <dtv at mwt.net> wrote:
  Highly recommend you get a few samples before ordering an quantity  
  from Oikos. In three attempts ordering from them I have yet to  
  receive any decent stock, but I have not tried their plums.

  ~mIEKAL


  On Apr 5, 2007, at 9:48 AM, Hal Love wrote:

  > While these are not named selections, Oikos Tree Farm has seedlings  
  > from two
  > superior selections.
  >
  > http://www.oikostreecrops.com
  >
  > "ECOS-From Grant and Flava: Selected from individuals with sweet  
  > yellow and
  > larger blue fruit. Produces quicker than the species with better fruit
  > quality. Recommended if you are trying to create your own beach plum
  > varieties or just want a better seedling strain for fruit  
  > production. Good
  > to eat right off the bush."
  >
  > Hal
  >
  >
  > ----- Original Message -----
  > From: <drosehngs1 at juno.com>
  > To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
  > Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 5:50 AM
  > Subject: [NAFEX] beach plum question
  >
  >
  >>
  >> Am considering beach plums (due mostly to no spraying being  
  >> required).
  >>
  >> Are there any named cultivars available, and, if so, from where?
  >>
  >> Also, how do beach plums (prunus maritima), which I understand can be
  >> variable (unless you have a named cultivar), compare with native
  >> american plum (prunus americana) and manchurian plum (prunus salicina
  >> mandschurica), as far as taste of the fruit & height, suckering, and
  >> life of the tree?
  >>
  >> Thank you.
  >>
  >> George Drosehn
  >> zone 7a

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