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Re: cherries in san diego what?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2022, 07:04:49 PM »
Brad, your cherry trees look great.  How old are your trees?  Do you know which rootstock they are on?  I have cherry trees on mazzard, maxma 14, and gisela, and I think the one at home is on colt.  Trees were planted a year ago and a few more last month, so canít tell a difference in their growth yet.  I got Mazzard and Mahaleb rootstocks from Burnt Ridge last year.  Also got several nemaguard from them. 

Looking forward to having an awesome harvest like you one day!

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2022, 08:58:39 PM »
Im pretty sure they are on maxima 14.   I have the tags that say in the garage, will check on it.  Trees are maybe 5 years old.  Not sure exactly, they grow super fast.  Im pretty sure there was no fruit for 3 years then year 4 was a good crop and this year looks to be super bumper crop.  The smaller tree in the middle is a couple years younger.  The 2 outside ones are minnie royal and royal lee and the middle is royal crimson.

The hard part is keeping the birds off of them. 

I also got 6 more mazzard stocks in the mail a few weeks ago that I still need to pick spots for.  Was considering right in front of my house so i can camp out there with a shotgun when its harvest time. 
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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2022, 10:27:48 AM »
The Maxma sounds promising.  Near the house sounds good.  Hope you get such an abundance that the birds donít make a dent.  Iím thinking about planting extra mulberries on the edge of our property for the birds, so they leave my cherries and figs alone.  Not sure if thatíll just attract more birds.  Iím trialing several other cherries, will share with you any that do well for us.

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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2022, 01:07:42 AM »



Coral Champagne blooms well here in SoCal.

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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2022, 12:14:10 AM »



Coral Champagne blooms well here in SoCal.

Nice

What kind of tree is the big citrus in the bqckground?  Looks like some sort or orange tree maybe? 
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« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2022, 07:03:32 PM »
Itís 40 year old Navel orange.
Most years itís too tart for me.
Some years itís good.

We make OJ from it.

Iím surprise to see a few Royal Lee fruits.
I thought RL and Coral Champagne can not pollinate each other.

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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2022, 07:29:24 PM »
Where did you get the corral champaigne tree?  Is there a place that sells scionwood?  I planted 6 mazzard rootstocks and will top work them in January 2023.  Will need to decide what types to graft. 
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2022, 07:49:07 PM »
The Maxma sounds promising.  Near the house sounds good.  Hope you get such an abundance that the birds donít make a dent.  Iím thinking about planting extra mulberries on the edge of our property for the birds, so they leave my cherries and figs alone.  Not sure if thatíll just attract more birds.  Iím trialing several other cherries, will share with you any that do well for us.

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Ive got an 1/8th acre fenced off and a chicken coop in the middle of it.  We planted 8 mulberry trees, 6 pom plants, 6 cherries, and a couple fig trees in it.  Theres still room for more stuff in that area.  Its the fertilizer factory for the rest of the groves.  Its not near the house though, birds are going to be eating a lot of mulberry and cherry in a few years. 

I put some tropical shade tree in front of our house a few years ago.  Grew it from seed.  Its called Peltophorum pterocarpum.  It has yellow flowers and is already flowering.  Its kind of unique for california.  But i wasnt overly attached to it.  Was going to rip it out and put the cherries there but my son wanted to keep it so we left it alone.
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« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2022, 08:26:09 PM »
I bought Coral Champagne from Costco last year.
It was huge for $40.
I bought it to graft flowering cherry.
Iíve decided to keep it for fruit.

A friend told me today that Costco have cherry tree now.
I havenít been to Costco so you need to stop by to check.

If you still want scion in winter I can send you for postage.



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« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2022, 08:42:59 PM »



According to picture above, Royal Lee and Coral Champagne can NOT pollinate each other.
I set both trees side by side.
Both trees are holding fruits.

Either my trees are mislabeled or bees are bringing pollens from somewhere.

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« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2022, 11:47:32 PM »
your trees probably just self pollinated or they are cross pollinating.  i doubt they would be mislabeled.  they are likely self pollinating but do better with a 2nd tree around. 
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« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2022, 07:23:21 PM »
Seanny, how many chill hours do you get for Coral Champagne to flower that much?

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« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2022, 12:33:34 AM »



Iím in Orange County.
The closest weather station to me is in Irvine.
Not many chill hours.

The label on my tree is Coral Champagne.
Info on it says itís self sterile.
My 2 adjacent neighbors donít have cherry trees.
My smaller Royal Lee has few flowers.
Its pollen is not compatible to CC.
Yet both trees are holding fruits.
CC is holding a lot of fruits.
Some are in clusters.
Iím scratching my head on this.

Iím keeping all my cherry trees in pots, to keep their roots cold in winter.
Itís just a hunch.
I need to read some more.

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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2022, 03:49:23 PM »
For what it is worth I see some fruit set on both my Governer wood, and Kansas sweet cherries in Bonsall Ca this year. They are still flowering. Also have Stella near by but it has not broken bud yet. Minnie Royal, and Royal Lee will be going in the ground in a few weeks after they have filled the pots they were purchased in with roots. Fingers crossed for a nice harvest in a couple of years.

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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2022, 06:24:55 PM »
Itís good to hear that you are getting fruits by the border.

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Re: cherries in san diego what?
« Reply #40 on: March 27, 2022, 06:51:17 PM »
You all in San Diego are fortunate the cherry blooms have finished.  My Stella just opened up a couple of days ago up here and today the wind is howling! Storms is coming in, nice to finally get some rain but it would have been better a month ago.

The Royal Crimson I bought this year is too small but just budded out too, the 80'F+ last week probably helped but brrr this weekend.


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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2022, 01:37:51 AM »
my stuff is still full of flowers but it looks like a ton of fruit set also.  Like a stupid amou t of fruit.  Its almost comical the amout of cherries these trees are making. 

Birds will be feasting on them soon. 
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Re: cherries in san diego what?
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2022, 07:46:47 PM »



Cherry seems to be easy to graft.

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« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2022, 01:10:03 PM »
Its easy, all the stone fruit stuff is super easy.  I did a bunch of sloppy grafts one year thinking many would fail and thry all took still. 
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« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2022, 07:52:53 PM »
Cherries are getting ripe now.  We have been getting a big bowl everyday.  Birds are busy eating the dwarf mulberries!  Thry havent touched the peaches or cherries.  And theres still tons of mulberries.


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« Reply #45 on: April 25, 2022, 11:51:07 PM »
Wow!

You inspired me.  I'm going to plant the Royal types as well.

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« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2022, 04:31:39 PM »
No critters are getting them amazingly. 


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« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2022, 04:47:40 PM »
Nice! The cherries are still just past the flowering stage up here but Now I know where to plant the Thai Dwarfs!!!!   :)

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« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2022, 04:56:28 PM »
plant the thai dwarf just out of sight of the cherry tree.  birds like those thai dwarfs.  they are pooping it on my new concrete.  But its still better than eating all the cherries.
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