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  • From: Claude Jolicoeur <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Prunus besseyi expectations
  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 23:59:45 -0400

If it may be a relief for your frustration, you are not alone! Cherries
don't like me either. Montmorency, Meteor and North Star all died after a
few year in the ground and after yielding no more that a handful of fruit.
I still have a Evans, but it is not very lively. I don't understand why, as
plums do very well and also there are many wild cherry trees (P.virginiana
and pennsylvanica) that thrive all around. It is not a hardiness issue as I
have seen very healthy Montmorency trees not far. Possibly has to do with
the soil?
In any case, even if I would be tempted to give a try to these U of Sask.
cultivars, I think it is a hopeless issue...
Quebec, zone 4.

A 22:56 10.05.05 -0400, vous avez écrit :
I may have low expectations of my cherries, since I've had really abysmal
success with the tree types so far. Montmorency died. Meteor had one or
two crops and then nearly died. North star doesn't look like it will
outgrow the deer's reach. Evans after 5 or 6 years has bloomed poorly and
set almost no fruits, asnd those it did were undeveloped. The Danube
suffers some from the winter, blooms some and hasn't set much fruit and the
birds beat me to all of it. Frustrating. This year they all bloomed well,
and they are predicting a frost and possible freeze for Saturday night.


Muffy Barrett
South Central Wisconsin

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