[NAFEX] Nanking Cherries

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Wed Feb 24 17:33:42 EST 2010


Nanking cherries grown from seed vary widely in size of fruit.  

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From: swim_at_svc at yahoo.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking Cherries
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:05:11 -0800 (PST)

>Wow, Dr. Lucky!  You grow wheat almost the size of cherries!  No
>wonder they call the US the bread basket of the world.  Care to share
>your wheat growing secrets?  ;-P
>
>
>
>--- On Wed, 2/24/10, Dr. Lucky Pittman
><lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu> wrote:
>
>From: Dr. Lucky Pittman <lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu>
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking Cherries
>To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 2:34 PM
>
>Well, I could grow 'em from seed, too, if the birds didn't get 'em
>all - and
>I'm not even sure any of my original Nankings are still alive - I
>never
>really pay much attention to the abandoned nursery bed anymore - or,
>at
>least, not to the P.americana or P.tomentosa in there.
>I remember 'em fruiting one year, and I was sorely disappointed -
>tiny
>little things, maybe twice the size of a grain of wheat or barley,
>mostly
>pit with just a thin rim of pulp surrounding it.  Hardly enough to
>even
>taste.  Not worth the trouble to walk the 50 yards to pick.
>Used a few as dwarfing rootstocks for peaches and plums.
>
>LLP 
>
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>[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of mIEKAL aND
>Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:24 PM
>To: North American Fruit Explorers
>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking Cherries
>
>You guys are party-poopers.  It's great fun to grow these out, I do
>it
>every year.  Not sure where to get seed tho because I collect my own
>seed from my own various plantings.
>
>~mIEKAL
>
>On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Dr. Lucky Pittman
><lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu> wrote:
>> You can buy cheap row-run Nanking seedlings for next to nothing.  I
>bought
>a
>> bundle of 10 for $5(or was it $2?) from Gurneys or Henry Field a
>number of
>> years back.
>>
>> Lucky
>>
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