[nafex] fruit for W KY

Louis Pittman lpittman at murraystate.edu
Sun Nov 22 09:26:10 EST 2020


Muffy,
I'm at Hopkinsville.
Pears, persimmons, mulberries are easy here; apples... less so - we went
overboard planting apples when we moved here 25 yrs ago... granted, I'm
sure I planted some varieties that were totally inappropriate, and with a
full time job in town, 4 kids, and a growing beef herd, the orchard was
pretty much left to its own devices - no pruning, no spraying, no
fertilizing.  Survivors worthy of remaining have been:  MonArk, Winesap,
Centennial, Kerr, Bastian Orange, and Almata (last 4, all crabs) .  Only
stonefruit that performs reasonably here in our orchard are Chickasaw plums.
Pecans (scab-resistant, mostly 'northern' varieties), hickories, black
walnuts do just fine here.

Wonder if the black currant person you were referring to was Richard
Moyer?  Seems like he did a sabbatical at Corvallis some years ago

Lucky Pittman

On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 12:58 PM Scott Weber and Muffy Barrett <
bluestem_farm at juno.com> wrote:

> It seems like back in the old days when this was a more active list that
> there was a NAFEXer from that general vicinity who had learned to love
> black currants-with the caveat that those commonly available varieties are
> nearly inedible.  He said even his kids loved them.  I may at some point be
> able to find his recommendations, and if I do I'll forward them.
> Muffy Barrett
> ---------- Original Message ----------
>
>
> I recently moved to western Kentucky and need recommendations on what
> fruit trees will grow well here in spite of the humidity. Also sources of
> scion wood and rootstock would be helpful.
>
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