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My new cherry trees!
« on: March 09, 2015, 06:15:47 PM »
What a wonderful way to start a Saturday.  I had a knock at the door, and it was the FedEx person with a delivery for me.  By the shape of the box, I new exactly what it was, and had to start tearing it open right there on the front door step.  Inside were three trees (well, more like sticks with roots) that I had begun to think would never arrive, Cristoballina cherries!  It has taken three years to get them but now they are finally in my back yard.

I can only hope that they can live up to their billing, for Cristoballina is supposed to be a low-chill self-fertile cherry, originally from southern Spain. How low chill I do not know, but it is touted as being a cherry for Southern California. It is going to take a few years to find out how well it will do for me, but with my lack of enthusiasm for the Minnie Royal/Royal Lee combination, I am really hoping that this variety will work out.

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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 06:22:12 PM »
Congrats!  I will be hoping for your success, because I really want a cherry tree that actually makes fruit.  At least my flowering one looks nice in April.
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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 08:09:40 PM »
That's awesome!
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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 10:48:49 PM »
Best of luck! In my local nursery, they display huge bilingual sign near the cherry trees stating the challenges planting them in our climate. Poor things.
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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 08:59:04 AM »
Self Fertile?

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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015, 12:39:21 PM »
Good Luck
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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 01:35:48 PM »
Self Fertile?

They are supposed to be.  I grafted some on to my mature cherry, so hopefully in a few years I will know if this variety is truly self fertile and low chill.

In the mean time, one of my goals is to grow out a lot of scion wood to get this variety as widely disseminated as possible. So anyone who is interested please let me know.

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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 06:54:32 PM »
Are you going to isolate the flowers to ID the self fertile?

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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2015, 02:34:43 AM »
The folks at Arboreum say it's self-fertile and they know their stuff.

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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2015, 01:56:05 PM »
Cherry for Southern California? I remember traveling to Beaumont,CA
to pick cherries back in the 70s. Beaumont is in Southern California?

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Re: My new cherry trees!
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 12:29:04 AM »
Cherry for Southern California? I remember traveling to Beaumont,CA
to pick cherries back in the 70s. Beaumont is in Southern California?
Yeah, that's Southern California, and they still grow cherries there. I've heard some u-pickers say the fruits at one particular farm had a fair amount of maggots. Don't know which one.

 

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