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  • From: mIEKAL aND <>
  • To: Devin Smith <>, nafex mailing list at ibiblio <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Prunus japonica "nakai"
  • Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:25:17 -0500

I've had horrible luck with korean bush cherries. I haven't grown
that selected variety but all of my bushes languished for years,
barely produced any fruit, & when they did, tho the fruit was larger
than Nankings, they didn't compare to the flavor of Nanking.


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM, Devin Smith <> wrote:
> 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
> interested.
> 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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