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Bare root trees just arrived!

Postby Jeff (Woodland) » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:24 pm

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My bare root trees just arrived!

Desert Delight nectariene on citation.
Craigs Crimson Cherry on Colt.

I am excited about both of these, although I expect that i will have problems with Desert delight bieng so extremly early. I bet it wont perform in years when we have late spring rains.

Does anyone have experience with these varieties?

Thanks,

Jeff

Re: Bare root trees just arrived!

Postby Axel » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:58 pm

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I have Craigs Crimson cherry, it's the only cherry tree in my entire cherry collection that has never fruited, nothing, nada, not a single fruit ever.

I've started to slowly graft over it. It seems to lack vigor and is not very prolific. Let me know how yours does.

It's bare root season now. I just got a replacement apple tree from trees of antiquity. That is one classy outfit. They sent me the wrong variety, so this season they were kind enough to replace the bogus variety. I highly recommend trees of antiquity, they are really good.
Tropical gardening in both Kaua'i windward Sunset H2/USDA 12b and Fallbrook Sunset 23/USDA 10b.

Re: Bare root trees just arrived!

Postby Jeff (Woodland) » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:24 am

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Axel,
I have heard mixed results on Craigs Crimson.
Many say it is very slow to start fruiting.
Others seem to love it.

I bought it because it is somewhat of a dwarf (especially on colt), and is suposed to have high quality fruit...if it ever sets any. also its self fruitfull.
This tree needs to be compact in order to fit into my already cramped yard.

The bareroot tree I recieved looks very robust, very thick stem and lots of healthy roots.
I hope I have difrent results with this one than you have.

Thanks for the info.

Jeff

Re: Bare root trees just arrived!

Postby sautesmom » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:49 pm

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Wow, my 4 year old Craig's Cimson on Colt is extremely vigorous! The upper branches are more than an inch thick, and the trunk is almost 3 inches, plus it has fruited a little more each year, and it is absolutely delicious--way better than Bing.
And if you are trimming any of your Desert Delight branches, I would love some scions to graft onto my early peaches!

Carla in Sac
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Re: Bare root trees just arrived!

Postby Jeff (Woodland) » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:10 pm

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Carla,

I am glad to hear that your craigs crimson is thriving in our climate.

The Desert Delight is an absoloutly tiny tree.
It is just a 2 ft whip with no branches, so I wont be pruning it this year.
You are welcome to some wood this time next year.
You are also welcome to wood of anything else I have, feel free to PM me for a list.

Jeff


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