[NAFEX] Ernest's Evans cherries
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Mon Jun 21 09:10:12 EDT 2010
Mazzard rootstock is readily available. I doubt if Evans rootstock
is readily available. I read that Evans is a short-lived tree. Don't
know if Evans grows true from seed.
---- Original Message ----
From: nave1 at comcast.net
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Ernest's Evans cherries
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 20:51:43 -0500
>Why would one bother to graft Evans since it it is hearty on it's own
>roots and supposedly grows true from seed?...
>Douglas Woodard wrote:
>> Ernest, grafted trees from commercial sources would probably be
>> on Mazzard or Mahaleb. If I remember rightly you are in a
>> cold area of northern Minnesota. I would expect your temperatures
>> damage (in a warm winter unless with heavy snow cover) or kill
>> Mazzard or Mahaleb. Mahaleb is fussy about good drainage, likes a
>> subsoil. Any hardy rootstock readily available cheap to a comercial
>> nursery is likely to suffer from compatibility problems. The only
>> rootstock I can think of that *might* suit is Prunus X Dropmoreana,
>> Frank Skinner's creation. Forty years ago East Malling did some
>> with it as a stock for sweet cherries, and from what I recall
>> some clones of it were compatible with sweets and some were not.
>> If your sources were what I would consider fully competent and
>> honourable, they would have told you what rootstock they were using
>> unless maybe they were afraid their competition would find out
>> This kind of competitive pressure is one of the curses of the
>> business. It's extremely hard to know if your supplier is
>> secretive, or crooked or irresponsible.
>> Doug Woodard
>> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
>> Ernest Plutko wrote:
>>> "Before" means before I buried grafts. I was not doing a research
>>> study. I was just trying to get trees to live through winters. I
>>> bought trees from several sources. Local and mail-order. It is
>>> possible burying graft is just protecting graft from winter cold.
>>> This fall I will probe around buried trunks to see if roots have
>>> grown from Evans trunks. I'll look up Evans own-root sources and
>>> you know.
>>> ---- Original Message ----
>>> From: murphman108 at msn.com
>>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>>> Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Ernest's Evans cherries
>>> Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 03:14:46 +0000
>>>> Hello Ernest;
>>>> I am interested in your Evans story. The trees that you buried
>>>> graft union were better 'than before'. What does 'than before'
>>>> Did you plant some at the same time from the same batch without
>>>> burying the graft? Same plant source? This is a decent finding on
>>>> your part. Please elaborate. Also, who is the 'own root' Evans
>>>> tree source?
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