Sour Cherries on Krymsk?

jagchaser(5A NE, -15-115f may frost)December 1, 2013

Anyone have any experience with them?

I have really windy conditions with extreme temp swings here. Im looking for something that will dwarf more than mahaleb will, but I cant find any info on krymsk on sour cherries on sweet cherries.

I grafted a handful of Montmorency onto krymsk 5 this spring and they grew wonderfully. I just worry that I may regret going hog wild with more of those until I see how they handle the conditions here long term. We will see how the winter treats them I guess.

They did outgrow the monts on mahaleb by quite abit. My monts on mahaleb outgrew my balaton on mahaleb by a lot! I worry that my handful of balatons was a waste of time. Hopefully I will be surprised.

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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Krymsk 5 may be incompatible with some sour cherries, it was mainly tested on sweets. But, my guess is you will be fine. The downside is its not really a dwarf stock, its rated 90% size vs mazzard. Gisela 5 is the only commonly available cherry stock with significant dwarfing, and even it is more like semi-dwarf if you line it up against the apple rootstock nomenclature.

I found Krymsk 1 to be quite dwarfing, but its for peaches plums and apricots. Since it is a bush cherry it might in fact work on some cherries.

Scott

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