[nafex] Bush cherries for the mid Atlantic area

dwoodard at becon.org dwoodard at becon.org
Sat Jan 12 19:46:25 EST 2013

 Elizabeth, from reading, English Morello is a considerably smaller tree 
 than Montmorency, said to grow to maybe 10 ft. Have you considered it?

 Doug Woodard
 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

 On Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:15:06 -0500, Elizabeth Hilborn 
 <ehilborn at mebtel.net> wrote:
> I am removing my 3 year old Bristol black raspberry plants. The fruit
> quality was a big disappointment to me. Just not very flavorful. I 
> will
> have some space freed up when they go.
> I am also removing my Nanking bush cherries as they are in a crowded
> spot and are succumbing to what looks very much like fireblight, but 
> I
> know that pathogen is not probable on a Prunus. Maybe it is black 
> knot,
> but it does not appear similar to the lesions I commonly see on the 
> wild
> cherries (Prunus serotina) in my area. The Nankings display black,
> necrotic distal shoot damage that descends, whereas the trees develop
> lesions on their trunks and branches, but distal tissue appears 
> healthy.
> I very much like the fruit of the Nankings and am wondering if any
> varieties of bush cherries will thrive here if I give them better air
> circulation. Can folks on the list recommend bush cherry varieties 
> for
> my humid zone 7b location? My understanding is that varieties 
> developed
> in the northern plains may not do well here, but am not sure.
> Anybody have any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Betsy Hilborn
> 7b central NC
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