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Re: [nafex] Nanking cherry - fresh quality?

Nanking cherries area lost cause in the Pacific NW.  They bloom too early
and the rain and cool temperatures virtually insure that brown rot and/or
pseudomonas blast the blossoms and kill back the shoots.  During the warm,
dry part of the summer the new shoots grow out nice and clean, lulling you
into thinking you can try again.  Never works.  The only way to grow them
would be under rain shelter and hand pollinate them.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at

>From: "Mark Lee" <piper3@uswest.net>
>To: nafex@egroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Nanking cherry - fresh quality?
>Date: Thu, Jan 11, 2001, 1:27 PM

>I am thinking about growing nanking cherries.  I have read that the 
>varieties called "Drilea" and "Orient" are sweet.  Does that mean 
>they are good fresh?  Anyone have experience with these?  I found one 
>message in the archive that said the birds like them when they are 
>green, so a net is probably required to taste them fully ripened.
>Mark Lee