Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

Researching Cherry Fruit Bud Hardiness

October 23, 2006

of cherry buds is about -6°F. Cherry buds have the ability to gain about 4° of hardiness per day. Once temperatures rise about freezing, the added hardiness below -6°F can…

Cherry

June 23, 2002

Cherry Prunus cerasus Evans cherry (close-up) Cherries occupy the Cerasus subgenus within Prunus. They are members of the Rosaceae family, subfamily Prunoideae. Prunus avium L. is the Sweet Cherry, and…

SWEET CHERRY OBSERVATIONS

January 28, 1991

cross of Emperor Francis’ with Gil Peck’. This cherry deserves to be tried again in Anchorage. Any cherry with different parentage (‘Salmo’, ‘Sam’. Viva ) should be cross compatible with…

Featured Fruit — Nanking Cherry

December 23, 2015

Nanking Cherry   Exerpted from “Plums on the Prairies” by Rick Sawatzky http://www.usask.ca/agriculture/plantsci/dom_fruit/articles/plums.pdf   “Prunus tomentosa, Nanking cherry, is widely grown in the prairie provinces. Nanking cherry as well as…

TART-CHERRY AND PLUM OBSERVATIONS

September 9, 1996

TART-CHERRY OBSERVATIONS by Bob Purvis   In 1993 I planted a Meteor tart cherry on a Mazzard rootstock and in 1994, a Baird pie cherry, grafted from the tree in…

INDUCING BLOOM IN NANKING CHERRY

December 28, 1991

By Bob Purvis   Nanking cherry (Prunus tomentosa) has been grown as a substitute for pie cherry trees by Alaskan gardeners for many years because of its hardiness (zone 2—it…

Hansen Bush Cherry Sets Fruit with Manure Tea

September 16, 2001

by SEYMOUR MILLS At the orchard tour at my place someone said that Hansen Bush Cherry did not fruit in Anchorage. Guess what? Mine have fruit on them this year….

Romeo cherry tree likely doesn’t need fertilizer

June 23, 2014

…our South Central temp swings can wreak havoc on plants. It is exciting to trial new fruits though isn’t it? Unlike many cherry trees, the Romeo is hardy enough to…

SWEET CHERRY OBSERVATIONS

November 28, 1990

…it also is a very late-ripening sweet cherry although it has almost every quality one might desire: firmness, sweetness, self-fertility, crack resistance, and very large size. ‘Lapins’, a cross of…

CHERRY PLUM REPORT

January 29, 1992

By Clair J. Lammers   This year I had good success with growing and ripening four (4) varieties of cherry plums in the interior of Alaska. The following is a…

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