[NAFEX] Growing Amelanchier

Jay Cutts orders at cuttsreviews.com
Fri Nov 6 14:47:41 EST 2009

You all have convinced me I should try some of these Timm x Success.  
Any idea where I can get one??



Jay Cutts
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Kieran &/or Donna wrote:
> >A. Canadensis might be a possible rootstock for other Amelanchier 
> varieties .... "IF" the graft works. Has anyone tried this?
> I want to know too.  The few native juneberries around us grow slowly 
> and when they finally fruit the berries tend to be ruined by rust.  By 
> contrast, the little Timm x Success sprouts Lucky sent me years ago 
> have had completely clean fruit.  It's taken a few years to get a nice 
> clump, but they are at the edge of the garden and I was able to 
> protect the fruit this spring and eat a handful.  If any of you don't 
> know, the best way to eat juneberries is cooked, because they develop 
> the most amazing almond flavor.  I've gotten to do this exactly once, 
> but have never forgotten.  You can taste it when you bite into the 
> seeds raw, but cooked is far better.  TxS flowers aren't as pretty as 
> the natives and they bloom several weeks later.  I was wanting to do a 
> cross, so I'd have to pick the native flower buds or a branch of them 
> and put them in the fridge to keep them from blooming too early. 
>     There is one native plant in the woods that I have waited for 
> years to grow, and  now it's finally reached 2 feet tall, I think I'd 
> be wise to just stick some TxS on it.  I felt like a fool when I found 
> a nice bush out by a volunteer pear I'd grafted at the edge of the 
> neighbor's field.  I've passed it for years, so it must have bloomed 
> for the first time this year.  The berries were smaller than what I 
> picked from a tree in town years ago, but only maybe 10% had rust, and 
> it was a bad year for all rusts.  Amelanchiers should be more widely 
> grown, but we all need vars that do for our area.   Donna
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