[NAFEX] Serviceberries and rust

Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
Tue Jun 2 21:59:49 EDT 2009


I've not looked at my alnifolias in several weeks -
year-in/year out, the most productive - and
healthiest-looking plants are a couple of Timm &
Success seedlings(again, from the defunct Bear Creek
Nursery)
A.obovata "Jennybelle" usually looks pretty sick
throughout the bulk of the season, and several of the
named-variety tissue-cultured alnifolia selections I
got from St. Lawrence a dozen years ago are still
struggling along, but they've never gained the vigor
or productivity of the unselected BCN seedlings,
which were tiny little 3-4" plants when I got 'em -
now a thick clump 5 ft tall and 7 ft wide.

There were an occasional rust-infested fruit on the
A.Xgrandiflora plants - I think my daughter & I
picked & discarded maybe a half-dozen, while picking
a half-gallon of berries. 
I've never seen a rust lesion on stem/leaf/fruit on
the A.laevis trees in town.

Lucky



------- Original Message -------
>From    :
Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov[mailto:Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov]
Sent    : 6/2/2009 2:13:23 PM
To      : nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Cc      : 
Subject : RE: Re: [NAFEX] Serviceberries

 Are there Cedar Apple Rust resistant varieties?  I
love the fruit, but
most years my 'Regent' serviceberry (A. alnifolia)
sets mostly deformed,
infected berries.

Betsy Hilborn
7a NC

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