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NatureGirl75
May 29, 2016 11:50 PM CST
I am not having much Luck at all with my chokeberry seedlings as windburn seems to have done them in ( they were sent to me bareroot and I put them in containers untill I could get them bigger).. I saw Online from Grimms gardens They have chokeberry ( Aronia) In "container size #1 well established" before I rush to order these? what does this mean and what could I expect? I REALLY want chokeberry bushes as I love the jellies and syrups made from these. They also have alot of health benefits and I Like the Look of the plant in general and how they change colors in the fall. Basically it looks like the Older the bush is, the easier it is to grow them. Any ideas how big a "container size 1" would be? Some Places offer these bushes in 1-3 gallon pots but much more expensive and no greenhouse around my area has them. Only the Soil and water conservation place here Offers these in march and they are always sold out. Sad HELP! Please.
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CarolHB
May 30, 2016 12:22 PM CST
I'd like to know the answer, too. Why don't you move your question to the Container forum? Might get a faster response there.
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daylilydreams
May 30, 2016 12:28 PM CST
I would say it means having plenty of roots to support the plant, versus a seedling that does not have established roots.
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Horntoad
May 30, 2016 12:39 PM CST
NatureGirl75 said:I am not having much Luck at all with my chokeberry seedlings as windburn seems to have done them in ( they were sent to me bareroot and I put them in containers untill I could get them bigger).. I saw Online from Grimms gardens They have chokeberry ( Aronia) In "container size #1 well established" before I rush to order these? what does this mean and what could I expect? I REALLY want chokeberry bushes as I love the jellies and syrups made from these. They also have alot of health benefits and I Like the Look of the plant in general and how they change colors in the fall. Basically it looks like the Older the bush is, the easier it is to grow them. Any ideas how big a "container size 1" would be? Some Places offer these bushes in 1-3 gallon pots but much more expensive and no greenhouse around my area has them. Only the Soil and water conservation place here Offers these in march and they are always sold out. Sad HELP! Please.


A number 1 pot is often referred to as a gallon pot. According to American National Standards Institute which sets the nursery standard, it has a volume of 152 to 251 cubic inches. Often plants will be field grown, then when they are ready to sell will be dug fresh (while still dormant) then potted for sale. I'm guessing that well established was either grown in the pot or field dug but given time to establish itself and recover from the shock of being dug.
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Name: Carol Roberts
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CarolHB
May 30, 2016 2:45 PM CST
Oh, I think I get it. "Well-established" in a 1-gal nursery pot means its been in there long enough for its roots to get comfy in that pot, but if it stays in there too long it will be root bound and all dried out. Did I get that wrong?
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
May 30, 2016 3:10 PM CST
CarolHB said:Oh, I think I get it. "Well-established" in a 1-gal nursery pot means its been in there long enough for its roots to get comfy in that pot, but if it stays in there too long it will be root bound and all dried out. Did I get that wrong?


That's about it. It was either grown in the post or more likely transplanted into the pot long enough to have established itself and recovered from the shock.
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