[NAFEX] cornus mas ripe?
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Fri Sep 11 23:52:12 EDT 2009
One of my cornus mas has 14 fruits this year! (Plus two more that
I've picked.) Okay, not a huge yield, but I've previously only gotten
1, so this feels like an actual crop.
How can I tell if the fruits are ripe? Most are fully red, a few are
still slightly pink. The two I picked were fully red, crunchy, and
very sour, although I liked the flavor. Do they get sweeter and less
sour if I let them ripen longer? How much longer? I don't think the
squirrels have realized they are food, yet, but I suppose that's only
a matter of time.
eastern MA, zone 6
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