[NAFEX] Hardy Prunus, was Re: Staking of immature fruit trees
dwoodard at becon.org
Thu Nov 19 00:45:28 EST 2009
Caren, the small juicy yellow plums flushed with orange red from Ontario
would be Early Golden, a chance seedling from Fonthill (high sandy fruit
growing area in the central Niagara Peninsula) found in 1946. It's
suspected to be a complex cross of Japanese plum and one or two others,
probably not including P. domestica or P. insititia. The tree is large
and vigourous. I would not bet on it surviving zone 4, or 5 for that matter.
Many nurseries in many places are lax about naming, and generally don't
care much. Many don't seem to feel any ethical obligation to retail
customers. I have known wholesale nurseries very careless about trueness
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Caren Kirk wrote:
> Claude and Doug,
> I know sometimes nurseries are very lax about naming. Here around the
> Montreal region, there are many nurseries selling a "Mirabelle" plum, the
> cultivar itself not being specified. Most of the nurseries list it as Ag Can
> Z4, so suitable for my region.
> In late summer we have a lot of farmer's markets and supermarkets selling
> baskets of small juicy yellow plums flushed with orange red from Ontario. I
> always assumed they are a Mirabelle type, or they could be Reine Claudes I
> suppose. Fully ripe, I find them a particularly tasty treat. Hopefully my
> tree will produce similar fruit.
> I am a definite newbie but interested in learning. So thanks for the
> interesting discussion.
> St. Jerome, QC
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