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Question regarding Cherry Tree

Posted by JimBeck 3-4 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 14, 12 at 17:56

I'm new to the forum and appreciate any advice. I am in Zone 3 to 4, my soil is old river bottom (rocky, no clay, limited topsoil layer). I had a landscaper plant a cherry tree last year but it didn't make it through the winter - I think it was trampled by a moose since the trunk was split when the snow melted away. I want to put in another cherry - prefer low maintenance and sour fruit - for baking. I'd like some recommendations and what the best time to plant is (I'm hoping early fall).
I'd also appreciate any other suggestions on edible fruit bushes you have - we planted raspberries, sea buckthorn, gooseberry, wild currant, serviceberry, buffaloberry, and bush apricot last fall - the last two didn't survive the winter.

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RE: Question regarding Cherry Tree

I think Evans should do well for your zone, not grafted, on it's own roots, you'll get lots of cherries for live with new suckers coming later on,..even with moose, let it grow as a bush, easy low maintenance shrub.

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