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Composting Shubert Chokecherries


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Sylvia12-May-03 01:03 AM EST 3a   
Sylvia12-May-03 01:03 AM EST 3a   
Rocks13-May-03 09:51 PM EST 6b   


Subject: Composting Shubert Chokecherries
From: Sylvia (smott1@telus.net)
Zone: 3a
Date: 12-May-03 01:03 AM EST

Has anyone tried composting the cherries from a Shubert Chokecherry? With this years blossoms ready to open soon, last year's berries are falling to the ground. The birds in our neighborhood obviously didn't get the instructions on feasting on the fruit ;) Composting the fruit seems like a good idea ....

Thanks in advance.


Subject: Composting Shubert Chokecherries
From: Sylvia (smott1@telus.net)
Zone: 3a
Date: 12-May-03 01:03 AM EST

Has anyone tried composting the cherries from a Shubert Chokecherry? With this years blossoms ready to open soon, last year's berries are falling to the ground. The birds in our neighborhood obviously didn't get the instructions on feasting on the fruit ;) Composting the fruit seems like a good idea ....

Thanks in advance.


Subject: RE: Composting Shubert Chokecherries
From: Rocks
Zone: 6b
Date: 13-May-03 09:51 PM EST

I've never composted choke cherries myself, so I can't relay any experience I've had in that respect. Although they are an organic item and not poisonous, the only thing that would stop me from composting them is the pits, as they won't break down in the compost bin, and you'd be finding pits in your compost/garden. Then again, I don't know the size of the pits either. Are they a woody pit like regular cherries? I imagine they're much smaller, is that right? I guess it's up to you if the pits would be a hinderance for you or not. Good luck!


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