This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Professor Budd says in a recent issue of the Bulletin of the Iowa Agricultural College, that Cerasus Padus "is the universally used cherry stock for the northern steppes where grafting is practised," and he adds, "in due time we will use them and we will grow on them the Eastern cherries." Is not Professor Budd mistaken? We have had no knowledge that this plant was ever so used in Europe. All attempts here in the Atlantic States to get the garden cherry to unite on this stock have proved futile. We incline the more to the belief that Professor Budd has mistaken the identity of the plant, as he says it "is indigenous to the northern prairies," which, if he means American prairies, it is not.