Shari Bee wrote:
Shari Bee wrote:
Josh Willis wrote:Hi Shari,
I'd be happy to trade - I'm located in the east coast of the US (zone 7)..
Hi Josh, a rather belated follow up!! Thanks for the seeds, received several weeks ago and they look great. I'm looking forward to getting them in the ground this fall. My greengage tree is rather belated this year, and a bit sparse on fruit (early high winds and 'beast from the east' weather had a detrimental impact on blossom, and therefore fruit! BUT...have managed to harvest some fruits this week and am currently cleaning/drying. Should have them in the mail to you next week. Thanks so much for this wonderful trade. Happy planting 😀
Kind Regards, Shari
Hi Josh, would love some of your cherry volunteers if you are interested in a greengage plum seed trade? Where are you located? My mail address is UK, although I do have a small plot in southern Portugal that I just purchased which your cherry would be destinted for I'm looking to regenerate the land with as many varieties of fruit and nut trees as possible. Volunteer trees and seeds are my first step in regeneration of this quite barren plot. I hope planting will help build the soil and provide some shade while developing a small food forest. I may have others to trade but am still getting to know what grows here and what I may be able to harvest as a seed stock for trade.
Kind regards, Shari
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:For several much much lower tech options...
I like the bottle and chopstick method best. The others would be quite awkward for me. But, just in case you can't find a bottle with a small enough neck...
And if you're really talented (unlike me) you can fashion a wooden palm sized handle to further reduce hand fatigue. Tada!
Jonathan Ward wrote:you mention a cast iron pitter...do you mean pitter or a stoner? Does it have the blade type wheel in the middle of the hopper with groved spirals on the wheel? If not, i'd see about investing in one...They're a little hard to find. My dad has one and uses it every year on his small sour cherries. Works like a champ...he ususally gets 2-3 stones per gallon in the wrong section but if you're paying attention they're easy enough to spot.
Jonathan Ward wrote:Are you looking to simply pit them and have what looks like whole cherries afterward or if said machine broke them down to remove the pits but you were left with more like ground cherries on one side and pits on the other would that be acceptable? Guess i need to know what your final product is.