June 21, 2015
Jafar, my Nadia didn't have any fruit last year. I agree with you, it is among the very earliest stone fruits to bloom in my garden.
Sweet Treat was about the same time. Also, I have a fastigiate ornamental plum, I think called Crimson Pointe, which blooms as early. Crimson Pointe plums are actually very nice flavor but small and not a lot of flesh. I grafted a scion to the tree next to my Nadia hoping for pollination. We'll see. I think Hollywood overlaps Nadia but Im not sure.
March 16, 2015
March 16, 2015
October 1, 2020
I have a 'sugar twist', a more yet exotic newbie in my yard from California consisting of 25% peach, 12.5% cherry.
Did you find a patent for Sugar Twist? I see where Dave Wilson is showing it as patent pending and I cannot come up with a patent that lists the name Sugar Twist so I am wondering which Zaiger patent is for Sugar Twist.
Zone 6a in the moraines of eastern Connecticut.
March 25, 2015
I wished you would have asked me that the week I said that (November 20, 2019) because I was in Alaska at the library at the time of posting it. Because (of course) they always come up with the market name after a patent. Here's how I kind of remember getting it;
To me it was extremely important because of a purchasing decision on my part takes lots of planning. I remember the nursery you listed as haven given the Zaiger test name that is not with me and still is placed in a file still in Alaska. I used that name to sync other interspecific patents by Zaiger, or had nailed the sugar twist pending patent, or both. From then forward I knew the exact breeding just prior to my making sure I was in line for an early January 2020 pick-up from a northern Cal. retailer. I could figure out the year but it won't matter as much that I know the nursery changed the market name away for the real name since that time and from here in Washington I can't point you to the patent right now (mouthful).
If I think of you when I return to Alaska with the papers in front of me again I will let you know. My notes here say it flowered lightly last year and about with sweet cherry. Flower buds raise out of the wood at the same time as japanese plums. This year as well. The flower buds of japanese (p salicina) are opening now while the sugar twist will remain in a suspended state for another 3-4 weeks before opening. Which is why I wanted to make sure I had the sugar twist in the first place. (its still light and I will run out and load a picture of what the buds look like with longer than any usual stems for the type of tree it is)
March 25, 2015
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