[NAFEX] Serviceberries

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Wed Jun 3 06:53:34 EDT 2009

On Jun 2, 2009, at 3:13 PM, Hilborn.E at epamail.epa.gov wrote:

> 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
I think there must be.  The serviceberries outside my office had a lot  
of CAR last year, but the wild one in my back yard didn't have any  
that I saw, although several of the apples get it, so I know it's  
around.  If you are asking if there are any selected varieties on the  
market, the answer is "I don't know".  I don't think there's been a  
ton of breeding work on this fruit, so perhaps not.

Ginda Fisher
Eastern MA, zone 6

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