[NAFEX] Tall skinny cherry tree pot

Anton Callaway marillen at earthlink.net
Mon May 14 21:33:20 EDT 2007

The pot is not likely the problem.  These tall pots are often used for trees.  I personally use them for all my tree propagation.  When I run out of them and use other pot shapes I always have a lower percent survival.  

I suspect the death of the cherry tree was due to something else.

Best of luck with the replacement- Northstar is a wonderful cherry.  In case you haven't grown it before, it's a beautiful ornamental, is great for culinary purposes and our family loves eating them off the tree (although I suspect we like things a bit more tart than many folks).

Zone 8

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Regina M. Kreger" <regina at kreger.net>
>Sent: May 12, 2007 4:36 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [NAFEX] Tall skinny cherry tree pot
>Along with the two seedling pawpaws, I also received a Northstar 
>cherry.  It came in a pot 4" wide by 13.5" tall.  I thought that was a 
>little strange.  It has roots along the whole 13.5", with at least one 
>strong one all the way to the bottom, but of course it is very 
>constrained.  In fact I think it's dead.  I think it arrived alive but 
>died within a few days, faster than I could get it in a bigger 
>container.  I would have expected to get the pawpaws in a tall container 
>since I've heard they have taproots, but I'd never heard that cherries 
>have taproots.  I suppose it was field-grown, and this is the root 
>"ball" they dug up......
>This is from a nursery about which I have never heard anything but good, 
>so I won't name it without at least calling and talking to them about 
>this.  But since I am still a total novice fruit-grower, I thought I'd 
>first ask you good folks if it seems weird to you too?
>The 2 pawpaws, 1 fig, 1 peach, and 2 pears are all thriving, still in 
>the pots they shipped in (well, I managed to pot up the fig and peach 
>just now).
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