[NAFEX] cornus mas ripe?
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Sep 12 00:03:52 EDT 2009
The fruits should be dark red, almost black. The best ones have
dropped and laid on the ground for a day. That's the way they are
considered best in Turkey.
I have hundreds of pounds of fruit if I had time to handle them all.
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On Sep 11, 2009, at 8:52 PM, Ginda Fisher wrote:
One of my cornus mas has 14 fruits this year! (Plus two more that
I've picked.) Okay, not a huge yield, but I've previously only gotten
1, so this feels like an actual crop.
How can I tell if the fruits are ripe? Most are fully red, a few are
still slightly pink. The two I picked were fully red, crunchy, and
very sour, although I liked the flavor. Do they get sweeter and less
sour if I let them ripen longer? How much longer? I don't think the
squirrels have realized they are food, yet, but I suppose that's only
a matter of time.
eastern MA, zone 6
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