[nafex] Franklinia or Cornus Mas?
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Mar 3 09:45:01 EST 2001
I was talking about Cornus mas.
>From: Ginda Fisher <ginda at concentric.net>
>To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Franklinia or Cornus Mas?
>Date: Sat, Mar 3, 2001, 5:29 AM
>Oops, I thought I fixed the subject line. I think Lon is recommending
>sources of Cornus Mas, not Franklinia.
>"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:
>> Two people I know of are selling improved selections of it. One is Hidden
>> Springs Nursery in Cookeville, TN (our own Hector Black's nursery) and the
>> other is John H. Gordon Jr., 1385 Campbell Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228-1403
>> [(716)691-9371, eFax.com phone (801)881-8842,<nuttreegordon @hotmail.com>,
>> <nuttreegordon at aol.com>,<www.geocities.com/nuttreegordon>]
>> I have a collection of the large fruited types of Cornus mas and they are a
>> very interesting fruit. Too soft to ship, they are used more for preserves,
>> some fresh eating, and for a special liquer in eastern Europe. It's a
>> beautiful fruit and the tree is great, with tiny yellow early spring flowers
>> (mine is blooming now) that are very cold resistant, and great fall foliage.
>> Trees are hardy to zone 3 or so.
>> -Lon Rombough
>> Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at
>> http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom See new additions to the site, Feb. 2001,
>> plus word on my grape book.
>> >From: Ginda Fisher <ginda at concentric.net>
>> >To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>> >Subject: Re: [nafex] Franklinia
>> >Date: Fri, Mar 2, 2001, 3:38 PM
>> >Does anyone know a good source for Cornus Mas? Should I be looking for
>> >a grafted cultivar or a seedling? Also, why is this plant so rare? Is
>> >the fruit too sour/not sweet enough for the mass market? Does it not
>> >keep/ship? Is it ugly? I like to try interesting things, but I do
>> >always wonder when I read about a great undiscovered fruit just why it
>> >is undiscovered.
>> >Ginda Fisher
>> >Eastern Mass. zone 6
>> >Light snow falling, lots of thaws and cold snaps this year.
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