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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Franklinia
  • Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 22:04:41 -0800

Two people I know of are selling improved selections of it. One is Hidden
Springs Nursery in Cookeville, TN (our own Hector Black's nursery) and the
other is John H. Gordon Jr., 1385 Campbell Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228-1403
[(716)691-9371, phone (801)881-8842,<nuttreegordon>,

I have a collection of the large fruited types of Cornus mas and they are a
very interesting fruit. Too soft to ship, they are used more for preserves,
some fresh eating, and for a special liquer in eastern Europe. It's a
beautiful fruit and the tree is great, with tiny yellow early spring flowers
(mine is blooming now) that are very cold resistant, and great fall foliage.
Trees are hardy to zone 3 or so.
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at See new additions to the site, Feb. 2001,
plus word on my grape book.

>From: Ginda Fisher <>
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Franklinia
>Date: Fri, Mar 2, 2001, 3:38 PM

>Does anyone know a good source for Cornus Mas? Should I be looking for
>a grafted cultivar or a seedling? Also, why is this plant so rare? Is
>the fruit too sour/not sweet enough for the mass market? Does it not
>keep/ship? Is it ugly? I like to try interesting things, but I do
>always wonder when I read about a great undiscovered fruit just why it
>is undiscovered.
>Ginda Fisher
>Eastern Mass. zone 6
>Light snow falling, lots of thaws and cold snaps this year.
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