Re: [pfaf] Newbie Here...hello!
- In Norway the Rubus chamaemorus is growing "everywhere" in acid wet
bogs, good harvests is made in autumns when flowers have not been
killed by late frosts. It has som economic value in eastern and Northern
parts of Scandinavia incl Finland. It is the base of a liquer Lakka, -
that also is the Finnish name of the fruit.
Approx 1979 (before internet and the PC) there was an american "girl"
from Madison Wisconsin, with Norwegian ancestors named Christine Naess
who was doing germination studies - in Norway on Rubus chamaemorus, - a
Google search on Christine Næss Rubus makes
She was a very nice girl, she might still be able to know something
about cloudberries in the US.
- There have been some research on cloudberries in Norway to get larger
berries, and bisexual plants, they are normally monoecious.
This research has been done at Holt Research station by Kåre Rapp,
http://matportalen.no/Saker/1060337855.12 - so if you want some of the
commercial varieties, he might be the right person to contact.
I guess plants are not too easy to get into the US from Europe, but
seeds would be easy to send...
SE MA Coast, Zone 7 skrev:
>I am new to this forum. I have found the PFAF website often as I look
>up plants. I am earnestly looking for a plant: Bakeapple, also known
>as Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus). I live in USA, and we have these
>in some places in Maine, but the plant is not worked as a crop here.
>I am creating a special garden on my property, and I would love to add
>this plant. I found a source for seeds in Scotland, ut getting them
>here is a little crazy. I found a source for plants, but they are
>out, and do not know when they will have them again.
>I would be so thankful to receive any help at all.
>Thanks again, and I am glad to e here!
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