[NAFEX] Bay area orchards

Natelson, Ethan, M.D. ENatelson at tmhs.org
Sun Jan 17 06:52:09 EST 2010

Dear Spidra,

     I spoke with a representative of Dave Wilson nurseries yesterday and they deny supplying you or anyone else with cherries grafted on Myro 29 C.  Actually, there is nothing in the literature that suggests that Myro 29 C can support cherries.  However, it is nematode resistant and takes heavy wet soils, so I ordered some and will see if it will support the new low-chill cherries here in Houston.  Although unlikely, it is possible, since Adara, which is a Myro, does.  They must have sent you Citation with a Zee stem.  They are going to supply these cherries on a very dwarfing rootstock they claim suitable for container growing.

                                                       Regards, Ethan
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Spidra Webster [spidra at speakeasy.net]
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:57 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Bay area orchards

I've only personally gone to some of these places but they are all places I *would* go.

Both UC Berkeley's Botanical Garden and the SF Botanical Garden are good although I personally have a preference for Berkeley's. The advantage of visiting SF's is that it's in Golden Gate Park so you can do the other things that are in the park like the Japanese Tea Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers (which is not just flowers...you can see tropicals like cacao). http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/ http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.conservatoryofflowers.org/

A major source of scionwood for all the Bay Area CRFG chapters' scion exchanges is Prusch Park http://www.pruschfarmpark.org/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Prusch_Farm_Park

Ruth Bancroft Garden http://www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/

Heirloom apple orchards within Garin Park in Hayward, CA http://www.ebparks.org/parks/garin

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa, CA <http://ci.santa-rosa.ca.us/departments/recreationandparks/parks/lbhg/Pages/default.aspx>

Ardenwood Historic Farm  in Fremont, CA http://www.ebparks.org/parks/ardenwood

Hakone Gardens: http://www.hakone.com/


Berkeley Horticultural Nursery - Very good all-around nursery with decent fruit selection as well as CA natives, alpines, water plants, etc. Prettily presented.

Regan Nursery (in Fremont, CA) - Though known for their roses, they also have a good selection of fruit trees. I've gone down there to get things Berkeley Hort didn't have like mulberry, jujube  http://www.regannursery.com/

On Jan 16, 2010, at 1:12 PM, mark wessel wrote:

  I am looking for a little help. Does anyone know of any bay area orchards, botanical gardens, nurseries.... that are must sees. I will be in the area for 10 days soon. I will most likely be radiating out from the city quite  a ways so anything in the general area would be helpful.

Thanks   Mark

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