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buckhornvidalia
Oct 31, 2016 6:49 AM CST
I would like to know has anyone succeeded with low chill sweet cherries, like Minnie Royal, Royal Lee, Brooks, Hazel, Lynn and Tioga. I have been experimenting with these varieties for about 5 years now. The nurseries are listing them as viable in our zone 8A thru 9 possibly 10. I am in the process now to determine if these trees are a waste of space, time and money or to proceed. I have planted over 50 trees. When I try to get info from the nurseries about people in my area or near my area that I can contact that have bought these trees, they will not cooperate. I am also seeking info on growing Pakistani Mulberry trees in this area.

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 31, 2016 3:14 PM CST
Welcome!

Do you mean you have 50 trees currently growing? Or have tried to grow cherry trees 50 times and have failed?
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dyzzypyxxy
Nov 1, 2016 8:12 PM CST
Hi and welcome. I think you need to contact your County Extension service for some better information on growing these cherries. Failing that, contact the U of Georgia Dept. of Ag and Environmental Science directly. There is good, unbiased information out there. The nursery you bought the trees from is going to tell you they are fine and you have to wait several years to give them a chance to establish. They have a vested interest.

Wow, if you bought more than 50 of the trees before you knew if they were going to thrive, you took quite a gamble! I think I would have just planted a couple of each type and kept the experiment on a small scale, myself.
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