Juneberry - Timm & Success Seedling
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Timm & Success seedling Juneberries.
Amelanchier stolonifera x A. alnifolia
Juneberry - Timm & Success Seedling

Uses: Fruit
Acquired: tbd
How started: Division
Source: Lucky Pittman, Kentucky

Cutting from Lucky Pittman in Kentucky, a fellow NAFEX member. He says " The top A.alnifolia/stolonifera types for me here, just north of the TN/KY line have been some row-run seedlings of Timm & Success, from the now-defunct Bear Creek Nursery." In Edmonds, these are big and sweet, and produce every year. They also suffer a little from rust.

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‘Timm’– Amelanchier alnifolia. Introduced by the Plant Material Center, Bismark, North Dakota (47°N). Medium-sized tree. Leaves yellow, red and maroon in fall. Flowers white; clusters large and showy. Fruit large; blueberry-shaped; ripen early; flavour full and very sweet. Produces fruit in the second year(Facciola, 1990).

‘Success’–Species uncertain, recent genetic fingerprinting studies suggest a hybrid of A.stolonifera with A. alnifolia. Originated in Pennsylvania in the Appalachian mountains (ca. 41°N); selected before 1868 as seedlings of wild plants; acquired 1873 by H.E. Van Deman, Kansas; introduced by him in 1878. Van Deman sold more than 10,000 plants by 1888. Shrub; height to 1.8-2.4 m; habit initially upright to uprightspreading; spread to 1.2-2 m; low to moderate suckering near crown. Leaves orange to red in fall. Fruit 10.8 mm in diameter; obovate to nearly spherical; purple-black with bloom; 7-11 per cluster, clusters loose; ripens slowly; fruit held firmly; flavour good but mild, somewhat apple-like, quite sweet; pH 4.1; soluble solids 14.8°Brix; seeds large, 4.7% seeds by weight. Poor productivity at Saskatoon, SK. Hardy to zone 3. Superior resistance to Entomosporium leaf and berry spot; susceptible to powdery mildew. In one study it made the best fruit leather of 9 cultivars. Also attractive as an ornamental, having glossy, green foliage, turning an attractive red in the fall. The oldest surviving cultivar. Currently being evaluated in a comprehensive cultivar trial (Cubberley and Hasselkus, 1987; Darrow, 1975; Facciola, 1990; Harris, 1976; Hilton, 1982; McConkey, 1979; St-Pierre, 1997a,b; Weir 1996).

description:
Revised International Registry
of Cultivars and Germplasm
of the Genus Amelanchier
Annette M. Zatylny
Richard G. St-Pierre


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