[NAFEX] Tall skinny cherry tree pot
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).
>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
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