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wishful thinking ?

Posted by john222-gg Mississippi 8b/9 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 7, 14 at 9:40

I live in the deep south. Our weather is as bad as it gets. Growing fruit is a challenge. You have to have a strong spray schedule or lose every thing. I have been reading about all the cherry trees with low chill requirements and wondering if any would survive. I have every thing but a sweet cherry. I even have one wild cherry just for fun. sweet cherry is the only fruit I don't grow. My humidity is the main killer a lot of the time near 100%. All advice will be appreciated.

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RE: wishful thinking ?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 7, 14 at 14:20

The DWN low chill cherries will bloom where you are if they live long enough. But sweet cherries are one of the most challenging fruits to grow. They certainly have proven to be that for me. I get 1-50% set and they are the only fruit to have a little rot. That's with zero rain and protected in my greenhouse with humidity well below yours. I'm sure DWN and the Zaiger's will appreciate your contribution but it's going to be about that.

If you are successfully growing pluot, plum, or apricot then maybe give it a shot. If those don't work cherries won't either.

RE: wishful thinking ?


thanks for the info you always help. Yes I grow plums,pears,peaches.figs,apples,paw paw,jujbe,persimon,nectrine,satsuma,blueberry,mulbery, lowquat,pomergranite,& wild cherrys. I might as well give it a shot. My wife would happy just to see it bloom. If it last 4 or 5 years we would be happy just to say we have one thanks for the info.

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