In these sand cherry hybrids, I think Mr. Hansen has done all that man could do.
On the other hand larger fruits of the sand cherry can be grown when it is budded on stocks of the Americana.
Earlier fruitage can certainly be secured on sand cherry stocks and under other methods of training.
The sand cherry seems to be the dwarfing stock par excellence for the plum.
Talking about Prof. Hansen's sand cherry crosses, I have a number of his trees.
It is probable that all these varieties would make a better showing if they were propagated on some such stock as sand cherry.
Mr. Drum: I would say that my experience was something like Mr. Older's with the sand cherry crosses.
The sand cherry that was received the same year, No. 2, has done very well and bore some fruit this last year of a fair quality.
He grew this variety from a seed as a result of a handmade cross between the Miner plum and the sand cherry.
Some years ago we started crossing the sand cherry with peaches and apricots.