[NAFEX] Growing Amelanchier

Jay Cutts orders at cuttsreviews.com
Thu Nov 5 18:37:00 EST 2009


Don't see anyone talking about named cultivars.  I have a species A.a. 
and it's fruits are decidedly inferior to the named varieties that I 
have.  If you're looking for flavor, I would think you would definitely 
want a named variety.

Best,

Jay

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Hal Love wrote:
> I germinated quite a few of those seeds that mIEKAL sent me several years
> ago. I stratified them for 3-4 months and they started germinating while
> still in the refrigerator. I have three of the "trees" in my yard, but these
> are still fairly small ( kept them in pots too long). I sent a couple to my
> father in AR and one had reached 7 ft last year. I have given the seedlings
> to many of my friends, so maybe one of these days, some of these will start
> to fruit.
>
> Hal
> zn 6/7 TN
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "mIEKAL aND" <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 3:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Growing Amelanchier
>
>
> I've posted this to the list previously.  In Minneapolis near the 3rd
> Street bridge, there is a Hardy's that has 3-4 A x grandiflora planted
> as landscape plants.  They were heavy with very large (for saskatoons)
> fruit that had good flavor.  I've never had saskatoons anywhere that I
> would describe as sweet but these were plants that had a lot of
> potential.  I was never able to germinate all the fruit I collected,
> not sure why.  This was a few years back so no idea if they are still
> there.
>
> ~mIEKAL
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 3:08 PM, Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org> wrote:
>   
>> Lucky, my observation of Amelanchier X grandiflora (I think) seedlings
>> at a conservation planting near here was that the berries were big and
>> juicy (solids content apparently lower than A. laevis) but not as
>> strongly flavoured as A. laevis, and the production was rather sparse.
>> How do yours produce?
>>
>> Doug Woodard
>> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
>> Niagara Peninsula
>>
>>
>> Dr. Lucky Pittman wrote:
>>     
>>> I have several A.alnifolia selections growing here, but can rarely beat
>>>       
> the
>   
>>> birds to any of the fruit.
>>> Nice little A.laevis tree in town at the public library bears heavily
>>>       
> every
>   
>>> year, and I can pick gallons at a time.
>>> Have several row-run A.X grandiflora plants, purchased as 1-yr seedlings,
>>> from the now-defunct Bear Creek Nursery, that I planted at my kids'
>>> elementary school about 10 years ago - they bear big, tasty berries -
>>>       
> twice
>   
>>> the size of the A.laevis fruits - my wife liked them well enough that
>>>       
> I'll
>   
>>> be trying my hand at propagating them from cuttings and grafting some
>>>       
> onto
>   
>>> apple & hawthorn rootstocks to see which works best.
>>>
>>> Lucky Pittman
>>> Hopkinsville, KY
>>>       
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