Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting Jerry. You will be within a few miles of my place as you travel across 35W to Hwy 210, which is the route I assume you travel? Some years back I hooked up with Jim Fegan at the Black Bear Casino on 210 to pick up some white Chanteclers.
    We see many from Illinois and Iowa here in the summer, but most are headed for a resort for a week or passing through to Canada. Has the property been in your family for a long time?
     
  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi Jerry, I have an Autumn Blaze pear that does really well where I live, but I went and looked and it is rated zone 4-8, [​IMG] Sorry, it is a great pollinator tree, and it is lovely in the fall though :)

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  3. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Mom and Dad bought it in 1964 . I did more research and Canada has a Loma and So Sweet that self pollinate . I will go with Summer Crisp and Ure . The reason I wanted self pollinating is with 2 different trees 1 might not survive . Not a space problem but fruiting success concern . I will be trying plums , black raspberries and some reds . The local reds up north are small .
     
  4. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have not heard of that one .
     
  5. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I see Carlton Mn. has a nursery called the Apple Tree Guy . 218 area code so it must be kinda of close .
     
  6. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Carlton is right next door to the 210 & 35 exit. It is a couple miles E once you exit 35. I have never bought trees from him, but I have seen his ads and received his mail solicitations. I assume he gets his trees from Baileys Nursery or some other such source.
    I agree with your choices of Summer Crisp and Ure for pears. I doubt that you will lose a tree, but you may have a situation where the flower buds are killed or damaged in some years due to late spring frost. I am familiar with Loma but not So Sweet. An issue is to find them. One of the Canadian nurseries that shipped to the U.S. has recently changed owners and in 2016 is selling only apple trees.
    There are several varieties of Plums which should work for you. Raspberries for early or mid summer would be Boyne and Nova and for later summer and early fall Polana. I don't know of a variety of Black Raspberry which is reliably hardy in zone 3.
     
  7. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Jerry I might keep in touch with you on some ameracauna chicks or eggs this spring, if you'd consider selling me some. Maybe some lavs like ejb. I have a hen that is a regular broody. I would meet you right at the one stop in Longville. [​IMG]
     
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  8. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Indiana Berry sells Mac Black rated zone 3 . Another site says zone 4 . I am going to order some for a test . I already have Brandywine and Royalty purple both rated zone 3 . I also have Autum Britten and Anne I can try . I also have Jewel black and Niwot black that has 2 crops to test plant . I have Waneta plum zone 3 and a seedling of Waneta x Shiro . So I can get starts of them .Probably layer the starts as I am unsure if my native sand plum would survive as a rootstock . I cleared more area with a rented bobcat last fall for a building site . I cleared a planting area while i had it also .
     
  9. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds good .
     
  10. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jerry, it will be interesting to see how those berry varieties that you mention do for you. Please keep me posted, as if some are successful I would like to try them.
    I am curious with all your interest in these berries and fruits you have made no mention of blueberries. Perhaps you are not fond of blueberry pie?
     
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