Cherry

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…

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SWEET CHERRY OBSERVATIONS

…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…

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Featured Fruit — Nanking Cherry

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…

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TART-CHERRY AND PLUM OBSERVATIONS

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…

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INDUCING BLOOM IN NANKING CHERRY

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…

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SWEET CHERRY OBSERVATIONS

…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…

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CHERRY PLUM REPORT

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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FRUIT TREE THOUGHTS

…Sept. 26. 1 gallon. Cavalier cherry. B May 22. No fruit. Chokecherry. B May 22, didn’t pick; put Cygon 2 on tree. White Nanking cherry, B May 22, no fruit….

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SELF INCOMPATIBILITY IN PRUNUS

Self-incompatibility in Prunus is widespread. Most commercial almond (Prunus dulcis) and sweet cherry cultivars (Prunus avium) are self-incompatible, and some are cross incompatible. Thus, they require a specific pollen source…

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FRUIT-RIPENING DATES IN FAIRBANKS

…Variety (apples Date unless noted) picked Mesabi Cherry 7/29 Pin Cherry ’’ Nanking Cherry 7/30 Elderberry ’’ Chinese Golden Early 8/18 Dawn 8/20 Rarkland 8/26 Heyer 12 ’’ Westland 8/29…

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FRONT AND CENTER: CLAIR LAMMERS

…on chokecherry trees. Cherries currently grafted include ‘Meteor’, ‘North Star’, and ‘Montmorency’; cherry plums, ‘Compass’, ‘Sapalta’ and ‘Red Diamond’; and plums, ‘LaCrescent, and ‘Underwood’. Sand cherry, Nanking cherry, and ground…

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WINTER 1996-97 SURVIVAL

…IRISH PEACH IVANS BEAUTY JACKS #1 JAN CHERRY JEWELL DUCHESS JOHN PEAR JOHN WALLACE JOHNSON 1 JOY CHERRY JOYCE JULY RED JUMPING POUND KANDIL KITAIKA KAPPA C.P. KERR KINGSCOURT KITAIKA…

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SOME TIPS FROM GARFIELD SHULTS

By Bob Boyer   Garfield Shults, an earnest experimental grafter from Homedale, Idaho, says that cherry plums will double or triple in size if budded on apricot rootstock.   He…

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ANOTHER VISIT TO THE WHITEHORSE GARDENS

…the gardens that seemed to be doing well were pin cherry, native saskatoon, golden chokecherry, ‘Shubert’ chokecherry, mongolian cherry, and ‘Manor’ cherry. The manchurian apricot showed top dieback. —P. Holloway…

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SUMMARY OF FEBRUARY MEETING (1990)

…successfully grown Yellow Transparent’ (her favorite), ‘Northern Spy’, ‘Early Gold’, ‘Bing cherry’, ‘Black Tartarian’ cherry (the earliest to bear fruit), and unknown crabapples. With the heavy snowfall in Haines, Jo…

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Orchard Report – Edmonton – 2001

…kill was experienced and yield was low. Sea Buckthorn, silver buffaloberry, Korean bush cherry, cherry princepia and black chokeberry bushes were also heavily loaded. Although edible, these berries are seldom…

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CANADIAN COMMENTS

…pie cherry which Eddy Dugas (P.O. Box 172, Van Buren, ME 04785) has found, which like Meteor is an amarelle but slightly hardier. He describes it as equal to Montmorency…

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A Study of the Winter Kill Phenomena

…Blue Poppy. Shrubs: Roses, Raspberry, Lilac, Honey Suckle, Strawberry. Trees: Apple trees, Amur Cherry, Mountain Ash, Choke Cherry. Including all categories, more than 55 varieties were mentioned at least once….

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EDIBLE TREE FRUITS PRODUCED IN ALASKA

…CHERRIES (15 varieties)   Amour Chokecherry (rootstock,/?), Baird Bing (A), Baird Unknown (A), Birdcherry (V), GM-61 (rootstock/A), Hansen Bush Cherry (AF), Hanshew Unknown (A), Homer Sweet (Ho), Mesabi (A), Meteor…

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ORCHARD REPORT

ORCHARD REPORT -by Michael J. O’Brien Nikiski   This report covers the production of fruit for this past season in my Nikiski orchard.   I have six Meteor cherry trees…

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New Fruit Variety Trials

…difference is that they have great soil with very few rocks. Bernie has about 200 apple trees, 30 pear trees, and a few cherry trees in his orchard. He is…

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August 2002 Tours

…The neglected raspberry patch was Boyne. The bearing cherry tree was Meteor. Of the two seedling Manchurian plums, the yellow ripened 2 weeks after the tour but the blue didn’t…

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Nursery Tour

…It was sweet but rather pithy in texture. (Zone 5)   Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) is actually a type of dogwood with oblong fruit and a pit. The shrub had…

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ADAMS COUNTY NURSERY, PENNSYLVANIA

  — B. Boyer   On my Pennsylvania trip, I visited Tom Callahan at Adams County Nursery. We toured their sweet cherry blocks. They have Hudson, Black Gold, NY 13-791,…

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OREOLE APPLE TREE

…parrot who shreds and eats both bark and wood. I’ve had no insect problem since I started painting the trunks and longer branches of the apple, plum, and cherry trees…

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GARDEN AND FRUIT GROWING REPORT

…few more growing seasons to better evaluate the spring 1991 plantings. (Editor’s note: Last month’s newsletter [December 1991] contained an article by Bob Purvis entitled “Inducing Bloom in Nanking Cherry”.)…

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Honey Bee Fun

…my bees were typically active when it was calm out and temperatures were above 50 degrees. I did see the bees visit my apple and cherry blossoms, but poor weather…

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FALL ORCHARD REPORT FROM DAVE CRUSEY

…hardy, vigorous tree, but the fruit itself is worthless.   The Cruseys also have three producing cherry varieties: Northstar (which tends to go bushy), Meteor (pretty reliable), and Montmorency (no…

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Orchard Reports – Fall 2000

…winter will tell on them. Five Evans cherry trees in pots all put on major growth this summer, as well. My Ozark Beauty and “over the fence” strawberries produced very…

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1993 APPLE TASTING RESULTS

…delicious! There were over 20 varieties of apples available to taste (and one green Compass cherry plum), and 18 people turned in their evaluation sheets so that I could report…

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FRUIT GROWING IN ALASKA vs. WASHINGTON

cherry, apricot and plum trees I planted there grew quite well. There was sufficient rainfall (22” per year) such that only in July, August and sometimes September was supplemental irrigation…

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NEW CHALLENGES FOR APFGA FOUNDER

…by a 1-1/4 hour drive home from the Columbia Basin. Still, it is satisfying and very instructive to watch the weekly changes in our apple, pear, and cherry trees as…

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PREPARING TREES FOR WINTER

…an antidesiccant used to prevent evergreens from drying out and that it seems to prevent winter-injury to some extent. This technique is one I also tried out on pie cherry

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Blueberry Recipes

Blueberry Bavarian Cream   1 pkg (6 oz) red gelatin (raspberry, strawberry, cherry, etc.) 168 g 2C boiling water 480 mL 1C pineapple juice (from crushed pineapple; if not a…

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Tree census 1991

…also reports that a sweet cherry tree is producing prolifically in the vicinity of Seventh and E streets.   The practical-minded Alaska NAFEX officer-at large lauds cold climate fruits as…

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THE HAINES FRUIT SEASON

…can remember ever seeing their trees so loaded with fruit. I had to prop the branches of my sour cherry trees. All varieties of sweet cherries did exceptionally well. Even…

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ALASKA FRUIT CALENDAR

…then weight them down with grass clippings. – If you have cherry trees and your site is windy, spray trees with Wilt-Pruf if temperatures are above 40°F. November 15 –…

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News from Fairbanks, 1988

…cherries. I think they might make the scionwood harden off sooner than the traditional “Mahaleb” rootstock. I also think that the “Oppenheim” cherry might be hardy enough to grow in…

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Recipes – Spring 2002

…ziploc bags for use later. To mix juice to drink, mix 2 cups frozen juice with 1 cup sugar. Add water to make 2 quarts.     Apple-Cherry Pie from…

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Orchard Report

…allow a sucker to re-establish a tree or to start over with a Romeo I ordered for next year. The Crimson Passion cherry did great and now has some fat…

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From the Editor’s Garden

…front lawn had no difficulties. The cherry set was miniscule on all the trees. The Shipovas, a natural mountain ash / pear cross out of eastern Europe, also died back…

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Cherries

…almost black. Small pit; lots of flesh. Mature height 6’ to 8’ SK Crimson Passion (formerly called Big Mamma) Dark red fruit. Fresh eating Cherry. No suckers. Fruit size is…

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Hardy Plums

…-30 F or possibly even colder. St. Lawrence Nurseries introduction. Fruits are large, oval, medium blue with amber flesh and a mild, sweet flavor.   ‘Garfield Shults’ – Cherry plum,…

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Did You Know?

…bark may grow back.   Young apple trees do best in bare soil with no competing grass or weeds and no mulch.   Evans cherry trees do best with neglect…

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KETCHIKAN ORCHARD REPORT

…for the early blooming cherries and plums was terrible. We did not get a single cherry from seven different varieties of sweet cherries, and the only plum to set fruit…

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Photo Gallery

…of Parkland apples Carrol apple Prairie Magic Silken apple Evans cherries, unripe Evans cherry (close-up) Red Jade currant Honeyberries Jahns Prairie gooseberry Peach Tree, wintered–over, one year Opal Plum, unripe…

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