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[nafex] Re: northern apricots
Was the location of this apricot near a Great Lake or other large
body of water?
--- In nafex@y..., Sam Brungardt <samb@p...> wrote:
> Del, other possible cultivars are Manchu, Sungold, Mantoy, Robust,
> Westcot, Mordem 601 or Morden 604, depending on how old the trees
> and which northern nursery the planter had access to.
> It also seems possible, since they are both bearing fruit, that the
> large and small trees may have crosspollinated.
> Will try to find my source for stratifying apricot and cherry
> seeds.--Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.
> >A couple weeks ago a friend in the town of Bemidji (25 mi from us)
> >was picking apricots. Apricots! I came running, ate my fill of
> >cots on the small university campus on a main thoroughfair. This
town is in
> >on the northern end of zone 3. The trees were not protected by
> >the rotting fruit and seeds on the ground I'd estimate it put out
> >bushel of fruit. One delivery fellow stopped to say "You're late,
> >enjoying these great peaches for a couple weeks!" Apricots rotting
> >main sidewalk in northern Minnesota, some things will never make
> >I've corresponded with Bob Purvis about it, and his conclusion so
> >it's Moongold, with a slight possibility of Scout. This tree is 6
to 8" at
> >the base. Next to it is a much smaller apricot (2-3" base) which
> >not ripened.
> >I called the grounds keeper and he had no way of knowing the
> >planting date. I asked a friend with a digital camera to go take
> >loaded them onto the nafex yahoo site (4 pics listed as northern
> >apricot).Unfortunately, too late for pics of the large trees fruit.
> >Years back I corresponded with Gary Stedmiller in Bizmark S.D.about
> >apricots, does anyone have a fresh e-mail address for him?
> >I've gathered a bag of seeds. Be happy to share them. The
> >that this is a selfruitful tree with no other pollinizers around,
> >come true to form. I've had such poor success grafting apricots
> >manchurian stock, I have hopes of just starting from seed.
> >Has anyone raised cots from seed? Thoughts on stratifying?
> >Will be checkng on the small tree again shortly. Del
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