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  • From: "Dr. Lucky Pittman" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking, Evans Cherries; Location, Location, Location
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 09:56:50 -0500


I don’t know that I would recommend Evans/Bali for anyone warmer than zone 5, but my experience is with ONE plant(and the multitude of suckers it produces). 

It originated and excels in the ‘frigid northland’ – I’ve seen photos of it fruit in Alberta, Manitoba, etc., and it looks great.  But performance here in my orchard(you’ve seen it) has been even less than disappointing.

I’ve been apologizing to friends & coworkers whom I’ve shared suckers with for several years now, and recommending that those who still have it, remove it and plant something else if they want decent fruit.

My $.02, FWIW.



From: [] On Behalf Of rob hamilton
Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 7:59 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking, Evans Cherries; Location, Location, Location


Does anyone have any idea how this Evans Cherry does in the deep south?
Nanking  cherry does well down here. I guess if luck is doing well with this, it might be good to give it a try. He is about 2-3 zones colder and not that far way from me.


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--- On Sat, 5/1/10, Kieran and/or Donna <> wrote:

From: Kieran and/or Donna <>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Nanking, Evans Cherries; Location, Location, Location
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2010, 9:48 AM

A few years ago Lucky sent me a couple of Evans sprouts, and the slower one bloomed this year for the first time and has some fruit on it.  That tree has looked good ever since it was planted, and has made a sucker that's almost as big as it is.  The other one pined and suffered from thread blight, it bloomed young but the #%&*! carpenter ants would pick all the stigmas out, same as they did to my flowering quince this year.  (Yes, the one mild spring and that's when I find out God's backup plan for making sure I don't get any quinces)   I cut the early blooming tree back to a stub but now that I know about thread blight I am glad to let it come back out.  Sprayed copper this spring in hopes of stopping the stuff which was on an apple, a pear, a plum... it likes everything.  Anyway I am particularly pleased to have the Evans cherry because I haven't seen morello cherries before.  The leaves are shinier than the amarelle I have, and they have an interesting waxy feel to them.    Donna


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