[NAFEX] Butternut info needed

Sarah Kehler Ewing skkewing at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 2 16:54:46 EST 2009


Karen,

Thanks, I appreciate the offer, but I have a healthy, Canadian, zone 3 source for seeds, I'm just not sure what to do with them and am also wanting to know what to pay the guy for his butternuts.  Do you ever sell yours, or know anyone who does?

Sarah 
zone 3
Edmonton, AB


--- On Sun, 11/1/09, Karen Kellogg <garuda2 at comcast.net> wrote:

> From: Karen Kellogg <garuda2 at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Butternut info needed
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Received: Sunday, November 1, 2009, 10:58 PM
> 
> Sarah,
> 
> I have a humongous Butternut in my yard; very productive
> and I could  
> send you lots of nuts, no charge. BUT the butternuts around
> here (NW  
> Conn and more so farther south)  have a fungus(a
> butternut canker),  
> usually fatal.  The state has tagged and added my tree
> to a study. I  
> don't know if the disease is transfered by the nuts but
> would imagine  
> it might be.  The squirrels plant lots of these nuts,
> so I have many  
> saplings and young trees, but I don't know if they are
> diseased...  
> they do grow well with no help from me.
> 
> The state came and took a DNA sample from my tree as they
> think some  
> of the local butternuts (Juglans cinerea) may
> actually  be  a natural  
> hybrid with, I believe, the Black Walnut (Juglans nigra).
> The tree I  
> have has Butternut shaped nuts. I'm in zone 5, so my tree
> is not  
> necessarily adapted to your area. The state said the tree
> no doubt  
> has the canker (there is a large "comprimised area" on part
> of the  
> trunk;  in spite of that it is thriving.
> 
> Karen
> in NW conn zone 5
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