[nafex] Bush cherries for the mid Atlantic area

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 14 11:37:33 EST 2013


And the fruit is fabulous!

Dave Liezen, E WA, z6


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> Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:46:25 -0500
> From: dwoodard at becon.org
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Bush cherries for the mid Atlantic area
>
> 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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