[NAFEX] Beach Plum questions

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 09:36:01 EDT 2009

I've never lost any Beach plums to winter kill, but don't think it has  
gotten below -35 here in the last 10 years.  They do sucker & form a  
thicket very quickly so work great for wild plantings, for more formal  
orchard spacing the suckers would have to be kept up with.  Also a  
large percentage of the fruit becomes mummified before becoming ripe,  
probably because I do have mine in a thicket & the air circulation is  
not good.   Fruit extremely astringent.


What are the best plums for putting up wine in a northern climate?

On Jul 6, 2009, at 7:46 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:

>    As I mentioned in an earlier post, my Winter received over an  
> inch of
> rain added to the snow so the snow pack had little insulative  
> properties.
>    I had 24 Beach Plum bushes and two of them proved to be hardier  
> than the
> others.  These two bloomed producing fruit.
> Question No. 1:  There are no crescent shaped marks on the plums; do
> Curcullios not like Beach Plum?
> Question No. 2:  If all continues as is, I could get a handful of  
> plums.
> Hopefully it is not too early to ask; does anyone want seed from  
> bushes that
> thrive after -38 F.
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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