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  • From: Anton Callaway <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] North Star vs Meteor vs ?
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:50:00 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

Mr. Fluffy,

'Northstar' is also my favorite all-around pie cherry. Perhaps a bit
surprising since my 36 years of orcharding have been in the hot & humid
Southeastern US. In my Georgia orchard, I had 'Montmorency', Starkspur
Montmorency, 'Meteor' and 'North Star'. All were good, but 'North Star' was
the most productive and healthy. Since moving to North Carolina, I've grown
'North Star', 'Surefire', 'Balaton', 'Carmine Jewel' and recently added
'Romeo'. The 'Balaton's were terrible. Mediocre quality fruit on an
unhealthy tree. 'Surefire' was very productive if we had a good chilling
winter and the cherries were very good quality, but most winters we don't get
enough chilling to please 'Surefire' and it eventually died.

'Carmine Jewel' finally produced well this year and the cherry quality was
very good. It is a healthy tree, also. I have had problems in past years
with CJ and brown rot, if we get a lot of rain during ripening season.

Of all the pie cherries I've grown, 'North Star' remains the favorite,
although if Carmine Jewel continues to behave like this year, it will finally
be a cherry to equal North Star. The trees also stay small, like North Star.

North Carolina Piedmont
Zone 8

-----Original Message-----
>From: fuwa fuwa usagi <>
>Sent: Jun 19, 2015 12:56 AM
>To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters
>Subject: [nafex] North Star vs Meteor vs ?
>I have been growing NorthStar (sour cherry) for about 20 years now. I must
>say I am impressed. It make an attractive addition to the integrated
>landscape, gives copious amounts of fruit for the tree canopy, is easily
>held at 6 feet and is generally insect, disease resistant.
>All that being said I am always up for an improvement. Does anyone have any
>opinion on Meteor or any other dwarf to semi-dwarf sour cherry?
>Additionally a comparison to NorthStar would be greatly appreciated.
>I am interested in small trees that can be easily netted for the integrated
>urban landscape.
>the fluffy one
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