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  • From: John S <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking Cherries
  • Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 18:45:08 -0800 (PST)

I guess I must be lucky with the ones I have.  I have a white fruited one from Edible Landscaping that I like a lot as well as some of their red ones.  I echo your question but in a more general way.  Does anybody in the membership have or know of a source for better or selected varieties.

Lee Reich writes of some named types as well as some Nanking hybrids, but I have not heard of any sources for these that might exist presently.

The white ones have been ignored by birds so far, which is an advantage.

--- On Wed, 2/24/10, Richard Moyer <> wrote:

From: Richard Moyer <>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking Cherries
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 8:45 PM

Bought 30 cherries, row run, about 15  years ago.  Planted them out in
clay fill dirt along a parking l lot.  Wide variety in these
seedlings.  8-10 of them were good fruiters, large enough that we used
a cherry pitter on them and froze the fruit for later use.  I have
planted out seedlings of these at our new place.

A few of them were of the type Lucky described, pitifully small.  Also
noticed a range of resistance to black knot disease.

Does Oikos sell selected Nanking Cherries?  Ken Asmus collects seed
from superior plants and sells the seedlings in bulk.  Got some good
things from him before.

Richard Moyer
Castlewood, SW VA
Clearing land on our farm, keep finding pawpaw and apple seedlings to graft.
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