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  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 11:05:17 -0400 (EDT)

I have been led to believe that Dukes are not as hardy as the hardiest
sweet cherries. You are of course right, I should try them anyway!

Your sucker is likely Mazzard but someone else might be better at
identifying it than me.


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> Date: Fri Aug 1 11:04:37 2003
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> Hey Richard,
> How about trying Duke cherries? Does anyone know whether they are
> hardier than pure sweet cherries? I got a sucker from a tree that appeared
> to be a Duke, sweet cherry leaves, but it had fruit spurs like a sour
> cherry. The tree was huge, too big for me to reach any fruit. I never saw
> a lot of fruit on it anyway, probably from lack of a pollinator, but maybe I
> just wasn't there at the right time. My sucker is now about 12 ft tall and
> bloomed for the first time this year, about a week after my black sweet
> cherries of some local variety. (Mind you, the frost got the lot and the
> peaches too.) Of course, this makes me wonder if MY tree is going to get
> pollinated, maybe I need to plant my spare Evans sucker near it. Donna

  • [NAFEX] Re: Dukes, rmelrose, 08/01/2003

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