Sweet Cherries and states north of PA

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Sweet Cherries and states north of PA

Post by PA_Docent » Sun May 17, 2015 10:53 am

I live on the border of PA and MD so considered southern PA (zone 5b/6a). Normally our winters are mild however last winter we had some very cold weather for two to three weeks. I lost my two sweet cherries (Black Republican and Lapins) and now wondering if the cold snap killed them? Does anyone grow sweet cherries north of MD and what variety/varieties?

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Re: Sweet Cherries and states north of PA

Post by Skipley » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:01 pm

Eastern WA the temps get to -10 to -15 deg F regularly. Was it really that cold? Check the roots for voles, root rot etc.

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Re: Sweet Cherries and states north of PA

Post by Kellogg Hill Farms » Fri May 01, 2020 10:15 am

I have a couple sweets, bing and stella, and am in zone 5b. We are close to Lake Erie and regularly have temps below 0°F. There are a couple commercial orchards near me that have both sweets and sours.

Probably more to do with soil conditions than cold.

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