[NAFEX] Beach Plum questions
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Jul 6 10:23:27 EDT 2009
I had a beach plum on St. Julian rootstock for many years, so the
species can be grafted to avoid the suckering problem. Mine was about
six feet tall, more like a big bush than a tree. I only had one, and
it bloomed so late nothing was left in bloom to pollinate it, so I
never got fruit.
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On Jul 6, 2009, at 6:36 AM, mIEKAL aND wrote:
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
> 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
> 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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> 1-877-265-6856 (Toll Free)
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