[NAFEX] Sib-C peach seed
dwoodard at becon.org
Fri Feb 29 12:45:01 EST 2008
Jim, it was recognized that Siberian C was more cold-hardy than Bailey,
but there were apparently other problems with it.
Maybe Minnesota is more consistently cold than southern Ontario. I was
told years ago that the station at Vineland here had Sansin apricot
(Manchurian, cold-hardy in southern Manitoba) for a while but that it
suffered severely after our winter thaws although the historic low at
Vineland is only minus 16 degrees F.
Dr. Hunter told me just now that Vineland or anyway the Ontario Fruit
Testing Association has Chui Lum Tao and Tzim Pee Tao peach trees but
that no seed was collected from them last year. He said that Ontario
peach tree propagation has reverted pretty much entirely to Bailey
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Jim Fruth wrote:
> Doug Woodard said, "Siberian C is now regarded as obsolete for rootstocks.
> Those who want
> something more cold-hardy than Bailey........................"
> Someone told me that before so I got some Bailey Peach seed from Harrow
> and quickly learned that Bailey will not stand up to Minnesota Winters.
> Every one that grew winterkills down to the snow-line every year, even after
> our mildest winters - A mild Winter here doesn't drop below -25 F. Sib-C,
> on the other hand, stands up quite well, even through our coldest Winters.
> Go figure?
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
> For jams, jellies & syrups:
> (877)265-6856 [Store]
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