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  • From: Devin Smith <>
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  • Subject: [nafex] Prunus japonica "nakai"
  • Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:53:19 -0700 (PDT)

The book Edible Forest Gardensmakes mention of a cultivar of large fruited
japanese bush cherry called "nakai" about which I have been able to find
little other information and no suppliers. Apparently, it has fruits that
approach 2 inches in diameter. PFAF gives the only other useful information I
have been able to find about it, and according to Ken Fern, it is extremely
dwarf, growing only a foot and half high, compared to typical japonica
seedlings that are more like a nanking in stature. He also claims the fruit
is very large (50 mm) Here's the PFAF link for those who may be

Does anyone grow "nakai" bush cherries? Can you corroborate any of this
information? Any idea where this plant can be acquired? thanks,

-Devin Smith
Rockingham, VT

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