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Best green when ripe - yield?

Posted by ReedBaize Stephenville, TX (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 26, 12 at 16:09

Limited in my personal space to twelve plants. I cannot sacrifice yield. I know it varies from area to area but, of the varieties listed below, which have you had the highest yield from? These are the varieties I currently have seeds from.

Green Giant
Moldovan Green
Emerald Evergreen
Malachite Box
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Big Zebra
Dorothy's Green
Spear's Tennessee Green
Cherokee Green

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RE: Best green when ripe - yield?

Malachite Box, Cherokee Green, and Green Giant are most likely to produce a crop of the varieties you have listed. This takes into account your location in TX.

Suggest you broaden your horizon. There will be a new one available next year from Sandhill named Bold Green. Get a few seed and try it.


RE: Best green when ripe - yield?

Agree with Darrel in my zone 5 area as well and in addition to those three I think I'd add Dorothy's Green as well.

Sometime I think you should try some of the GWripe cherries and of those I suggest.

Green Doctors and/or Green Doctors Frosted
Green Zebra Cherry ( not from the variety Green Zebra)
Verde Claro

All of the above cherries are very high yielding.

Carolyn, who notes that a couple of us predicted the GW ripe fad would follow the black fad and that has happened and I couldn't be happier since I've grown one heck of a lot of GWripe varieties and love the tastes.

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