[nafex] Beach Plum

Mike Levine mlevine at umich.edu
Wed Jul 10 16:47:37 EDT 2013


Good idea, I'll try it this season and/or next winter
.

thx,
Mike



On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 9:41 PM, Peter Chrisbacher <pxbacher at gmail.com>wrote:

> Try layering - I believe they do this naturally in the ever-shifting dune
> environment in which they thrive.
>
>
> Pete Chrisbacher
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Mike Levine <mlevine at umich.edu> wrote:
>
> > My favorite one that is producing is from Oikos and it produces good
> crops
> > of grape sized purple fruit that taste a lot like concord grapes.  I love
> > them, but wish they were a little bigger and produce a little more.  The
> > skins can sometimes be a little bitter, but I just chew on them til they
> > get bitter and them spit them out.
> > I'm excited because my Dunsbar plums (or is it spelled Dunbars? I've seen
> > both) is finally producing this year for the first time.  They seem to
> take
> > a while to fruit.
> > I've never been too excited about the 'nana' beach plums in either looks,
> > production, fruit size, or flavor and don't think I'd try any more of
> > those.  The plants are too small to produce much fruit anyway.
> >
> > Does anyone know of cultivars of beach plums or have any outstanding
> beach
> > plum suckers to share?  I'd offer mine up, but it hasn't suckered yet
> after
> > 10+ years.
> > Has anyone grown seedlings and gotten fruit that were colored yellow or
> > red?  I've only seen purple.
> >
> > Mike Levine
> > Ann Arbor, MI
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Dr. Lucky Pittman <
> > lpittman at murraystate.edu
> > > wrote:
> >
> > > Purchased two seedling beach plums from Ken Asmus at OIKOS, probably 15
> > > years ago - they grew to be two very different plants; one was small -
> > > never
> > > surpassed 3ft in height, and suckered minimally, the other is probably
> 6
> > ft
> > > tall and has suckered profusely.
> > > Though both bloomed regularly, only the smaller plant ever produced any
> > > fruits, and it died suddenly several years ago.
> > > So... I have a profusely suckering non-productive beach plum, which
> I'll
> > > probably get around to digging out or cutting & poisoning at some
> point.
> > > Suppose I could plant another one, but I figure I'd be better off
> putting
> > > something more productive, like blackberries, in those spots.
> > >
> > > Lucky Pittman
> > > Hopkinsville, KY
> > >
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