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[nafex] Re: Origin of the Evans
Mrs Borward got the plants, not seeds, from her neighbors. Sorry
about that, (I want to be accurate about this in case this
description is repeated.)
> I just got off the phone with Dr Evans, so here is more on the
> and its origin (and probable reason that Del heard that it came
> Evans cherry
> A Mrs Borward from the Henwood area near Edmonton, Alberta has been
> growing the Evans since about 1923. She is in her 80's now and says
> that she got the seeds from her neighbors who got these from
> the "English" which according to Dr Evans actually
> and specifically from Minnesota as the Minnesotans largely settled
> this part of Edmonton. These Minnesotans were probably of either
> Ukranian or Norwegian decent and had probably been growing this
> cherry since the late 1800's.
> Dr Evans discovered this cherry in 1976 and slowly but surely got
> people interested in trying it.
> Some outstanding points of the Evans are:
> The highest yields in MI are about 50 pounds per tree. The Evans
> produces around 150 pounds per tree!
> It does very well in light soil. Heavy soil it does ok but tends to
> be winter damaged more.
> Blossoms are not killed by temps as low as five below centigade,
> which is quite remarkable for a sour cherry.
> Kevin Bradley
> > Del and others interested:
> > Here are my notes on the origin of the Evans, as per Dr Evans
> > "Probably brought from Minnesota in first place, 100 years ago or
> > It is probably NOT an escapee from the Alberta Tree Nursery".
> > the FN and B Inventory it says that it may be that it originally
> > from this nursery, this info was supplied by me, later to be
> > that the original Evans cherry probably had nothing to do with
> > nursery except the coincidence that the original tree was found
> > there, growing in someone's yard. Dr Evans believes that it did
> > get in that person's yard via that nursery but rather elsewhere
> > most likely circuitously from the Minnesota cherry breeding
> > BTW, although mahaleb is only hardy to zone 4, mahaleb could be
> > as a nurse rootstock, that is a temporary root used while the
> > roots above the graft. (This requires then the burying the graft
> > union.)
> > Kevin B
> > --- In nafex@y..., "del stubbs" <pinewoodel@h...> wrote:
> > > I'm doing some research on the famed evans cherry, was glad to
> > that it
> > > could be grafted onto mahaleb roots, but the FB&N inventory
> > that as
> > > zone 4.
> > > Jealous? <http://www.marketland.net/ornamentalform.asp>
> > > if I read this right at least Albertans can buy it for $2.90
> > canadien
> > > and the best price I can find in the states is $16 u.s. (the
> > is 32)
> > > and the roots were stripped.
> > > I reckon my only answer is to wait a few years till, as Bernie
> > says, "from
> > > root suckers".
> > > My guess is, its down to supply and demand for an unknown
> > that as
> > > Kevin I believe said, might have come from Minnesota! (I'll
> > this, one
> > > source said England)
> > > Canadien?--Canadian? is one an adjective and one a noun?
> > > Thanks, Mn. del z2/3
> > >
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