[NAFEX] Cornus Mas (hardiness)

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Mon Apr 18 09:28:48 EDT 2005

I'm in the Driftless area, half way between Madison & LaCrosse...   I 
would call this zone 4b but then I'm on the ridge.

I have some smuggled seeds from Romania that I'll be planting out, but 
I haven't tried any of the Russian cultivars.  All of my stock is from 
the legendary Bear Creek.  Geez, I miss that company.


On Apr 18, 2005, at 8:17 AM, Brungardt, Sam wrote:

> Where are you located and what USDA hardiness zone, and have you tried 
> any of the Russian cultivars of C. mas? -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, 
> Minn.
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of mIEKAL aND
> Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 7:43 AM
> To: North American Fruit Explorers
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Cornus Mas (hardiness)
> Lotsa Cornus mas here. Does extremely well, it's the first thing to 
> flower, the same time as the pussywillows. These here have survived 
> several weeks of -20F & a few days of -30F over the years. Tho the 
> bark exfoliates and the leaves get a spot of anthracnose, they put on 
> copious amounts of fruit which with we make my favorite jam. While I 
> was in Romania, these fruits were a common site in the farmers 
> markets, fresh & processed.
>  ~mIEKAL
>  On Apr 18, 2005, at 7:17 AM, Jwlehman at aol.com wrote:
>  In a message dated 4/18/2005 6:52:33 AM US Eastern Standard Time, 
> loneroc at mwt.net writes:
> Any advice on the likely hardiness of either of the above two C. mas 
> cultivars
> There are 6 C. mas seedlings here in zone 5b, central Indiana. Lowest 
> winter temps about -10. Last two years -8.  Had them about 5 years, 
> they seem to be doing well, no major winter damage. We on the 1991 
> NAFEX / VIR exchange trip saw them growing wild in the Krasnodar 
> region of Russia, near the black sea. That is I believe equivalent to 
> zone 6-5. One Green World says hardy to zone 4.  
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