[NAFEX] Sour cherry cultivars for zone 6b/7a

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 12 22:47:56 EST 2011

English Morello is an old cv. (more like the botanic equivalent of a land race) that does very well here in zone 5/6. It blooms and ripens late, but with a bit of care (netting, or red beads to fake out birds) i have enjoyed excellent crops. I didn't use the decoy spray contemplated for this year and had much fewer maggots than last year. It was a record-late spring.Worth a try, and quite compact a tree.                      Dave Liezen Spokane, WA
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> I just learned that, perhaps, planting an 'Evans' (aka 'Bali') sour cherry (P. cerasus) in zones warmer then 4 or 5 might result in a tree which is a failure: less productive and more prone to insects ruining the fruit - that there would not be enough chill hours.
> Hopefully, my 'North Star' will be fine.  
> What is a sour cherry that is not a hybrid (i.e. w/P. tomentosa) that would be good for zone 6b/7a?
> Lastly, speaking on sour cherry hybrids, does anyone think that the SK dwarf sour cherry series will do ok for me, or too hot here?
> Thanks,
> Steve; NJ 6b/7a
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