Dear Plant and fruitlovers,
We are a group of teachers and friends (some retired) of the Antwerp Horticultural College in Antwerp, Flanders Belgium.
We try to establish a collection of all possible Prunus varieties, especially the wild ones, as an educational help for our students to show realistic diversity. Some specimens are still missing.
This message is a request for help to find some viable seeds or even better, seedlings with naked roots, from:
- Desert Plum or Prunus fremontii (most wanted)
- Sierra Plum or P. subcordata
As these are growing in your area, maybe you could help, or forward this request.
Our climate here is comparable with US zone 8a or b. So we think that these seeds could thrive here.
Of course we are ready to pay all expenses and costs for sending.
One question remains also for us: As P. fremontii and P. emarginata (which we have already) appear about in the same region in the U.S.A., are they easy to distinguish? Are they not too much hybridized?
vriendelijke groeten, Kind Regards,
Gaardenier from Flanders/Belgium