[NAFEX] autumn olive not fragrant?
alandhaigh at gmail.com
Sat Sep 6 13:14:44 EDT 2008
While I realize that plants perform differently depending on their
environment, if you have an autumn olive without a very heavy, and to most,
very pleasant fragrance you don't have an autumn olive plant or you don't
have a nose that functions normally or one of us lives in a separate
universe. I would bet it's the first.
I used to grow a couple Hidden Springs cultivars, and while the fruit was
much larger on both than the native seedlings around here, I found it
useless for juice or preserves because of the high level of alum. I keep a
few plants on the forest edge to serve my various pollinators who just love
the extremely fragrant flowers. It's a very enjoyable fragrance to me as
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