[nafex] Nanking cherry blossoms

Dan Nave nave1 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 15 21:52:25 EDT 2014


Although it always seems controversial on this list, I bought them from Gurney's.

Dan


On 4/15/2014 6:35 AM, Matt Demmon wrote:
> Dan,
>
> Would you mind sharing which company you bought your Nanking Cherries from?
> I got some from Fedco this spring, and although I prefer the red ones, the
> birds do as well, so some white or pink ones might allow us to harvest more
> of the fruit.
>
> -matt
> z5 se MI
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:02 PM, Dan Nave <nave1 at comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> We have 3 Nanking Cherry plants.  These were bought from a dealer as bare
>> root plants, but they were from seed.
>> Interestingly, although the blossoms appear mostly white, the highlights
>> on one are almost red, another is pink, and the third is almost white.
>> The fruit color matches the blossoms, with the reddest blossom producing
>> the reddest berries with more tartness, the nearly white blossoms
>> producing a nearly white berry which tastes much sweeter, and the
>> intermediate blossom producing berries that are half way in between.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>>
>>
>> On 4/14/2014 8:56 AM, Deb Schneider wrote:
>>
>>> I have had 3 Nanking cherries that have pink blossoms.  Two years ago I
>>> planted 10 new plants from another source and these are blossoming white.
>>> Would these likely be a different variety of Nanking?  Or do some plants
>>> just blossom different colors?
>>>
>>> deb
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