[NAFEX] Cornus Mas (hardiness)

Joe Boles jo.bo at rogers.com
Mon Apr 18 09:42:43 EDT 2005

Cornus Mas is in full bloom here right now.

Mississauga, ON
USA zone 5B, Canada zone 6A

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: mIEKAL aND 
  To: North American Fruit Explorers 
  Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 9:28 AM
  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Cornus Mas (hardiness)

  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.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [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.


    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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