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  • From: Steve <>
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  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] evans-bali cherry
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:52:38 -0400

Thanks Doug, that certainly gives me something to think about. The part of my yard where I tried both the North Star and Bali/Evans cherry trees is indeed very rich. I judge that by the fact that I have planted plum trees in that part of the yard and had them send up 6 feet of growth the first year. A few years ago I grafted a plum onto a short existing sprout and got 3 shoots 4 feet tall to choose from for the trunk. I have plums that do well there but maybe it was too much for the Bali.
I have another corner of the yard which is more sandy and doesn't grow grass nearly as well as the other part of the lawn. Maybe I should try a new Bali over there.


On 7/24/2011 5:08 PM, Douglas Woodard wrote:
To Steve:

Articles which can be found on the internet state that Evans/Bali does
best on the Canadian Prairies on soil which is "not too fertile" and
there are suggestions that on rich moist soil it may not be as
cold-hardy. If you are interested, search on "Evans cherry."

There are also statements that many attempts have been made to grow
seedlings of Evans and that they are generally inferior in both quality
and cold-hardiness. The reason that Evans was only grown from suckers
until tissue culture was commercialized is apparently that there was no
conveniently available rootstock that was hardy enough and reliably

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