[nafex] fruit for part shade

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Sun Nov 22 13:53:38 EST 2020


Has anyone selected for tasty kousa dogwood? I have sampled several, and they range from pretty tasty to having nasty flavors. I wouldn't plant one for fruit without knowing something about the flavor of that cultivar.
-- 
Ginda
typed with Swype, who knows what I intended.


On November 22, 2020 1:41:55 PM EST, Mary Yett <yettmw at gmail.com> wrote:
>Try pawpaw, persimmon, taller elderberry varieties (some are tree
>sized),
>kousa dogwood,  high bush cranberry, and of course the estimable cornus
>mas.
>
>Mary Yett
>Tree of Life Permaculture Farm
>Ontario,Canada
>Canadian zone 4B  (USDA Zone 3 )
>
>On Sat., Nov. 21, 2020, 8:58 p.m. John Holzwart, <
>plantbasedservices at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Henry,
>>
>> I think you know what I'm going to suggest. Lol. I second Cornus mas.
>>
>> Little John
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Nov 21, 2020, 7:23 PM Ginda Fisher <list at ginda.us> wrote:
>>
>> > Cornus mas. It's a fruiting dogwood. I have some. It does okay with
>light
>> > shade.
>> >
>> > I'm in zone 6, i don't know how cold hardy it is.
>> > --
>> > Ginda
>> > typed with Swype, who knows what I intended.
>> >
>> >
>> > On November 21, 2020 7:12:46 PM EST, Henry via nafex <
>> > nafex at lists.ibiblio.org> wrote:
>> > > Any recommendations for part shade?
>> > >
>> > >We have been removing buckthorn, but we don't want to remove the
>> > >canopy.
>> > >
>> > >We have elm, cherry and oak, but it opens up a lot when the
>buckthorn
>> > >is gone.
>> > >
>> > >Dogwood is the primary native understory. Would like to add some
>useful
>> > >fruit.
>> > >
>> > >--Henry Fieldseth
>> > >Minneapolis, Minnesota, zone 4
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
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