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Looking for Prunus angustifolia (Chickasaw Plum) Varieties

 
David Pitman
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Anyone growing Chickasaw plums? I've only been able to find one variety that is available, which is Guthrie. I'm looking for: Newman, Caddo Chief, Lonestar, Wild Goose, Helm, Robinson, Mariana Weaver, Golden Beauty, Jennie Lucas, and/or any other promising selection/cultivars.
 
Dan Boone
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I grow angustifolia here, where they grow wild and are known as "sand plums" -- just one of their many regional names. Honestly I had never heard of any of your named cultivars before; people go wildcraft them along the back roads or they transplant a few wild ones into their yard and wait for a thicket to appear (which is what I'm doing).

Here in early summer when they ripen I should have a bunch of seeds to share. But I don't have any source info for the cultivars you are looking for, sorry!
 
Bob Randall
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Dan Boone wrote:I grow angustifolia here, where they grow wild and are known as "sand plums" -- just one of their many regional names. Honestly I had never heard of any of your named cultivars before; people go wildcraft them along the back roads or they transplant a few wild ones into their yard and wait for a thicket to appear (which is what I'm doing).

Here in early summer when they ripen I should have a bunch of seeds to share. But I don't have any source info for the cultivars you are looking for, sorry!


I grow a selected yellow one here in Houston. I call it Rohde after the late fruit explorer who found it. Bob Randall
 
David Goodman
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I've got a really suckery one that I've been grafting peaches, plums and nectarines onto. Actually just posted a video today. Check it out: http://www.floridasurvivalgardening.com/2015/05/video-of-nectarines-peaches-and-plums.html

The fruit taste good but it hasn't set very many yet.
 
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