[gardeners] Trees and vines

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 08:48:30

Getting ready to put in an order to Starks for some fruit trees,
raspberries, blackberries, and grape vines. Any one in Zones 9-10 tried
these and, if so, did you have any luck with them. I'll even take answers
from Z8.

Kiefer Pear - 	I know they do well here as my parents had two trees for
about 		30 years. Self-pollinated.

Flavor Delight Aprium - 75% apricot/25% plum. Dwarf.

Flavor Supreme Pluot - 75% plum/25% apricot. Dwarf. These two pollinate
each other.

Dormanred Raspberry - grown for zones 7-9. Miz Anne fondly remembers the
raspberries her dad grew in Southern Maryland and we're willing to try -

Navaho Erect Thornless Blackberry - Texas Gardener magazine is high on
these as high producers and they're rated for our area. The thornless
Boysenberries I tried were not productive here at all.

Flame Seedless Grape - Ripens early August.

Fry Grape - An improved Scuppernong. A bronze grape of the Muscadine
variety so should do well in the Souf'.

Cowart Grape - A blue-black muscadine, should ripen about July or August here.

Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro Oriental Persimmon - rated for zones 6-9 and only gets 10
feet tall. Other kaki persimmons grow in our neighborhood so this one
should too.

Starks even has an aspargus rated for zones 9 and 10. Really tempted to try
that too. Just need to find some more room, maybe slip out at night and
move the fences out 10 feet into the neighbor's yards, they don't grow
anything but grass anyway. <BG>

All help appreciated.