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- Thursday, December 31, 2009
Excellent sour cherry
Reviewed By: Dan (Elgin, IL)
Yea, well I have planted my share of twigs and sticks in my years. These are well worth the wait. I have these 4 years now and they have grown into a dense and impenitrable hedge. Of course they were planted too close. Those twigs look funny planted so far apart. I have been getting a steadily increasing harvest of delicious sour cherries. I am currently at the stage where my wife considers pitting the fruit a royal pain. The cherries and pits are a little smaller than the regular cherry tree. The tree ripens in the early summer at the same time as the tree. The bush branches are now totally loaded with fruit. Picking those 6' bushes are a lot safer than picking that 25' tree that is for sure. Picking is easy as you just run your hand down the underside of the branch and it returns loaded with little cherries. No diseases or pests have bothered any of my cherries here. The bush is a very hardy, happy, and vigorous grower with good looking foliage. They did the best in full sun but they work OK against the south wall of the house also. Makes a great Jaw Breaker Cherry Pie. I recommend this variety only. The Hanson Type ripens late and does not taste too good. I never tried the new one. Enjoy
- Sunday, May 24, 2009
South of zone 7
Reviewed By: Floyd (Woodruff, SC)
I planted 3 trees (bushes) two years ago just South of zone 7 and couldn't be more pleased. I am eating my meager crop fresh this year but I have two more one year old bushes coming on. I couldn't be more pleased.
- Monday, April 13, 2009
Great producer with pretty spring flower
Reviewed By: Jim Peterson (Wayland, Iowa)
I purchased these with some Hansen's variety and these are much better eating than the Hansens. I had to wait two years to get any fruit but that was partially due to rabbits who seem to love to chew off the new small branches. I ended up putting tomato cages and chicken wire around them until they got bigger. Now the branches are big enough and the rabbits don't bother them and my wife loves all of the flowers the produce in the spring. Be sure to water well the first year and these make a great wind break/snow catch.
- Sunday, March 22, 2009
Great In Full Sun!
Reviewed By: becky west (parkton, north carolina)
I live in North Carolina and have them growing in full sun. They do great! I would recommend this plant for anyone,even someone just starting out in gardening. Very good producer, in a short time.
- Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Reviewed By: Kristian (North Berwick, Maine)
I planted 3 Nanking Bush Cherries in 1993, and today they're all over 8 feet high. They're very productive and are ornamental when they bloom in early spring. The only downside is the fruits are smaller than regular cherries.