[NAFEX] Cornus mas

mIEKAL aND qazingulaza at gmail.com
Thu May 28 10:19:24 EDT 2009

I have many unselected (from Bear Creek) Cornus mas that reliably bear
fruit heavily every year without fail.  As long as you allow them to
become bletted they make tremendous preserves, & all my eastern
european friends go crazy over the preserves.  Mine all took about 4-5
years to begin bearing.  They do get a bit of anthracnose on the trees
but it doesn't seem to effect the vigor of the trees.

I'm in z4b SW Wisconsin.


On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Kathryn Mathews
<kathmath at charterinternet.com> wrote:
> I planted one cornelian cherry (cornus mas) about 5 or 6 years ago (Jubilee,
> I think.  Maybe Pioneer.) with the idea that I would plant more if I liked
> the fruit.  So far, it hasn't fruited.  Either it's not actually
> self-fertile as reported, or possibly I'm too far north to get fruit,
> although the last several years there have been no freezes during or after
> it bloomed.  I did notice (after planting the tree) that Lee Rich mentioned
> in his book that they woudn't bear fruit north of zone 5.  I am in southern
> MN, zone 4.  I'm wondering if anyone else in zones 3 or 4 has had any
> success getting fruit from cornus mas.  And if so, what varieties.
> Kathryn Mathews

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