[NAFEX] Kousa dogwood fruits

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Tue Sep 9 14:09:48 EDT 2003


At 12:36 PM 9/9/2003 -0500, mIEKAL wrote:
>Will c. kousa make it in Zone 4?  Ive got a lot of c. mas & I love the 
>flavor, tho the astringency takes a bit of getting used to.

All the references I've seen say hardy in zones 5-8, but Dirr says it 
should be given a zone 4b designation - flower buds are more hardy than 
C.florida.  No astringency on this one, though the leathery skin should be 
avoided, as it is pretty gritty/grainy.


Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY




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