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druss

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Cristobalina
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:24:29 PM »
Anyone growing this cherry? Its a supposedly low chill selection.

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Re: Cristobalina
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 02:20:37 PM »
http://www.davewilson.com/product-information/product/cherries

Check out the first entry. It's the new low chill cherry.
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Re: Cristobalina
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 06:20:05 PM »
Nullzero, what makes you think that Zaigers 6gm25 is cristobalina?

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Re: Cristobalina
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 02:06:46 AM »
http://www.arboreumco.com/store/products/cristobalina
This is the one im chasing, though if you have 6gm25 id be keen on that too.

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Re: Cristobalina
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 01:50:53 AM »
6gm25 and Cristobalina are definately different cherries. Cristobalina is an old Italian (I think) variety and 6gm25 is a new Zaiger creation. I know several people on growingfruit.org are growing the Cristobalina but I don't think they have fruited it yet.

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Re: Cristobalina
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 04:55:14 AM »
Your right I think bestday, all the literature I can find say they're of spanish/italian origin. Do you know if any of the people growing it has one large enough to sell/share some budwood?

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Re: Cristobalina
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 10:53:04 AM »
I don't know. You would have to contact them directly. I believe most of the trees are a couple years old or less.

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Re: Cristobalina
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 07:59:44 PM »
This is the only information I was able to find:

Cristobalina is a low chill Spanish heirloom variety. It is self-fertile and requires about 200 chill hours. Cristobalina has been grown for generations of cherry growers in Andalucia and Valencia, where winters are as mild as they are in Southern California, and reliably produces fruit despite lack of a cold winter. It is known to flower mid-February and produces dark purple, delicious sweet cherries. The only negative is that the fruit does not have as much edible flesh as other more popular cherry varieties, but thinning the tree can help lead to more full-sized fruit.

There has been some speculation that Cristobalina may likely have been used by Zaiger to breed Royal Lee and Royal Minnie.

 

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