[NAFEX] Fwd: Question
markl at nytec.com
Tue Aug 31 17:02:11 EDT 2004
>From the Plants for a Future website...
"Rhamnus carolinianus - Indian cherry
Fruit - raw or cooked. The fruit has a thin rather dry flesh with a
sweet and agreeable flavour[2, 11, 105, 229]. The fruit is about 7 -
10mm in diameter and contains 2 - 4 small seeds. Some caution is
advised, see the notes above on toxicity."
No mention of the annual amount of fruit produced.
-Mark Lee, Seattle
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lon Rombough
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 1:42 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Fwd: Question
Begin forwarded message:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "J. Ryan Stewart" <stewart at iastate.edu>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 10:37 AM
>>> Subject: Question
>>>> Do you know of anyone who has worked with cultivating fruit of
>>>> introduced buckthorns (Rhamnus or Frangula)? I came across a
>>>> the internet a couple of years ago that said the fruit of Carolina
>>>> buckthorn (Rhamnus caroliniana or Frangula caroliniana) was edible.
>>>> dissertation is focused on Carolina buckthorn, but I've never dared
>>>> its fruit. Dr. Paul Domoto of Iowa State University suggested I
>>>> NAFEX because I'm trying to find someone who has determined the
>>>> fruit load of any species of buckthorn.
>>>> Ryan Stewart
>>>> Graduate Research Assistant
>>>> Horticulture Department
>>>> 106 Horticulture
>>>> Iowa State University
>>>> Ames, Iowa 50011-1100
>>> students/ stewart/
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