[NAFEX] Yellowhorn yield?

Hector Black hblack at twlakes.net
Tue Sep 30 15:43:38 EDT 2003


Hello Richard,
    We've harvested a few for the past 2 years.  It's been a long wait
before then.  Our flowers often get frosted but this was an easy spring and
we had maybe 4 or 5 "fruits" with 6 or 8 nuts in each.
I remember tasting them several years ago before planting and found them
quite good, but I tried again last year and didn't like them.  Thought maybe
time was necessary to cure them, so I'm waiting on this recent crop to see
if they taste better in March or so.
    Hector Black  zone 6 middle TN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Moyer Richard" <ramoyer at king.edu>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 10:41 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Yellowhorn yield?


> Here in Zone 6 upper south, we can have 70s in Feb and freezes in May.
> Yellowhorn (Xanthoceros) has never yielded for me here, as the blooms
> usually freeze out.  If you are getting nuts on a (semi) regular basis,
> where are you located?  How do they taste?
>
> As for absolute winter minimums during dormancy, Dirr (Manual of Woody
> Landscape Plants) notes a report of yellowhorn growth in Nebraska with -25
> to -30 F lows.
>
> Richard Moyer
> Zone 6, East Tenn
> Anna Kiwi harvest just starting
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