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Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« on: September 11, 2009, 04:32 PM »
Jeff,

Here are two photos taken this afternoon of the Malus 'Prairifire' that I plan on developing into the Sumo Shohin.

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 06:08 PM »
JRob,
Did you say where you got this tree?
Frank
 

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 06:12 PM »
Frank,

Pre-Bonsai stock purchased from Don Blackmond at Gregory Beach Bonsai. This thread is a continuation of the general discussion Kokufu topic I started.

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 07:40 PM »
Hey Frank,
That looks familiar.
John
 

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 08:53 PM »
John,
That's what I thought too.  You know it is one of those imported trees.  ;)
 

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 08:59 PM »
Hey guys,

Want to clue me in on the conversation. Not sue of the discussion.

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009, 08:15 AM »
If you want any information on how the tree was grown, how long it was in the ground, when it was cut down, etc. Ask Frank,

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009, 08:42 AM »
Sorry to be talking in riddles.  That is one of my trees that I sold to Don.  And the remark about being an import tree comes from a time when someone on Ebay was selling my trees and calling them imports. 
Frank
 

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009, 09:51 AM »
Frank & John,

Thanks for the update. Frank any info you could provide for my records would be appreciated. I keep detailed notes on my trees and try to be as accurate as possible. I was interested in this tree when I asked Don what he had because I thought I could do a great Sumo Shohin with a carved out trunk.

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009, 11:17 AM »
And the remark about being an import tree comes from a time when someone on Ebay was selling my trees and calling them imports. 
Frank

to make this absolutely clear, that was not me
 

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2009, 05:01 PM »
No it wasn't Don, sorry if I gave that impression. 
 

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2009, 09:59 PM »
The import faker was Pelvicpunisher, a dude who worked in ObGyn (not an MD) at Georgetown. Funny dude, bought the tree, a chinese quince,  from me at the WBC in DC, I told him it was from OK. When he put it on Ebay as an import, I called him on it (and frank sent some pictures of it) and e said he had never heard of me. Lots of chuckles.

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2009, 09:11 AM »
I forgot about him, there was another fellow from Kentucky I think who bought a bunch of pines from BBN who got them from me and called them imports.  Called him on it and he was very abusive.  So it is a joke between John and I that Oklahoma is another country to import from.
Ok that is cleared up, carry on.
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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2009, 09:06 AM »
Boy Frank, you sure can be a thread killer. This is a very nice little crab, Ihope to see more of it as you lead it through development.

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Re: Sumo Shohin 'Prairifire'
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2009, 10:33 AM »
Sorry about that, it is a nice crab and Don has more.  I have a few left if they are still alive.  They are still in Oklahoma and they are at the mercy of automatic watering.