A couple of questions…
How do cocktail sweet cherry trees do? Thinking of this one. My local nursery sold three of the four as individual trees so they are locally appropriate. Do they have varying vigor? I assume they’ll be open center for the grafts, but does that work as well on cherries? I have a Lambert and Stella now that grow well (though fruit set the last two years has been poor).
The storm yesterday opened up a new spot (other than the cherry) so I’m looking for your ideas. The August 15-October 1 ripening window is pretty full. So beyond taste, moving before or after that window would be nice (you can gauge our relative ripening differences by looking for something you also have)…
FYI, about half aren’t producing fruit yet.
I’m in northern Utah, Zone 5b with a frost free season of May 15-Oct 15. Hot dry summer but often cool nights so ripening takes longer. Irrigation isn’t an issue. Pests are manageable.
Ideas among this list:
TBD Apricot - A good early fruit, but my apricots often (a) get hit by spring freezes or (b) trunk split just above ground (even though I wrap them in white gauze). Maybe an aprium? I don’t know if my flavor delight will survive - it didn’t grow much this summer and lost its leaves early.
Indian Free Peach - Is it that much different than other peaches?
TBD Apple - I love honeycrisp and am thinking about Kindercrisp (though it’s hard to find). Others to think about in the same crunchy sweet vein?
Another Pluot or Pluerry - Dapple dandy? Flavor punch?
Anything else to think about?
Note: I’m ordering two Korean pears, Flavor Grenade pluot, Honey Kist nectarine, and two Jujube’s already.