[NAFEX] evans-bali cherry

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Sun Jul 24 16:09:41 EDT 2011

Maybe he took the tissue from an Evans cherry tree which came from
Canada.  There seems to be some confusion over this cherry.   

---- Original Message ----
From: sdw12986 at aol.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] evans-bali cherry
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:50:32 -0400

>Actually, it's the other way around. The name Bali came from Bill 
>Mackentley at St Lawrence Nurseries. He sold them only as tissue 
>cultured trees. I talked him into selling me one the year before they
>were big enough to list in his catalog. I watched Bill dig it up
>and we walked back to the building with him cupping the roots in his 
>hands until he could wrap it properly.
>My tree grew well. When it got big enough to flower I found that most
>the flower buds were dead every spring. I never got more than a hand 
>full of cherries a year. Also it would put out a foot (more or less)
>new growth full of new buds. In the spring all the buds would be dead
>except the terminal buds and a few scattered flower buds. Lots of
>skinny branches with new growth on the tips only. One August, the
>turned yellow and fell a good month early. It was dead. This is
>how a previous North Star cherry behaved, dying a couple of years
>I planted the Bali. Both died after the trunk was about 4 inches in 
>I sometimes wonder if the North Star left some disease in the soil
>maybe I should try a Bali again in a different location.
>Mine never produced a single sucker. I would have assumed that the
>that suckered were NOT own rooted. Maybe not.
>Steve..... cold zone 4 in the central Adirondacks
>On 7/24/2011 12:51 PM, Ernest Plutko wrote:
>> Are the suckers from the grafted root?  I understand Bali is
>> and Evans are the original non-grafted trees.  I never had a
>> Maybe I can buy a few sucker from you?  The cherries are very good
>> eating.
>> ---- Original Message ----
>> From: qazingulaza at gmail.com
>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] evans-bali cherry
>> Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:44:40 -0500
>>> The own rooted Balis will sucker profusely, but maybe you want
>>> I planted out 75 suckers from 5 six year old trees last year. 
>>> looked a couple days ago&  there is at least that many suckers
>>> again...
>>> ~mIEKAL
>>> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Ernest Plutko
>>> <ernestplutko at wiktel.com>  wrote:
>>>> Planted five Bali cherry trees last year.  Only one made it
>>>> the winter.  I picked a cup of cherries off it today.  I'll try
>>>> sprout the seed and plant on own root.  Should be more hardy then
>>> on
>>>> the Evans-Bali grafted trees.  I read the Bali grafted cherries
>>>> not really hardy in cold winters.
>>>> Zone 2 Minnesota
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