Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Fri Feb 2 10:12:51 EST 2007
There's an interesting report on Dr. Thompson's work at
http://www.aoi.com.au/acotanc/Papers/Thompson-1/. -- Sam Brungardt, St.
Paul, Minn. (USDA Hardiness Zone 4b)
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon J. Rombough
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2007 8:48 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Lonicera
Obviously the article on "Haskap" in POMONA wasn't read widely by people
on this list.
The stuff OGW is selling is Russian material that only does well in a
Siberia-like climate. The Haskap selections being bred by Dr. Maxine
Thompson are much superior, though she wants to go through one more
round of selection on them before releasing varieties.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
For even more grape lessons, go to http://www.grapeschool.com
For growing supplies and more; http://www.grapegrowersolutions.com
On Feb 2, 2007, at 5:59 AM, M Stanton wrote:
OSU gave this plant a brief trial a few years ago in Columbus, OH. The
plants grew just fine but they bloomed too early for consistent fruit
production--Blue Velvet and Blue Belle's bloom periods did not always
overlap for good pollination.
They might make a good low shrub for forest gardens where consistent
production is not the highest priority.
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