Skip to Content.
Sympa Menu

nafex - Re: [NAFEX] Harvesting Great Fruit in Late Dec. in Z6

Subject: North American Fruit Explorers mailing list at ibiblio

List archive

Chronological Thread  
  • From: <>
  • To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
  • Cc:
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Harvesting Great Fruit in Late Dec. in Z6
  • Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 17:12:21 -0500


A good substitute is supposed to be shisandra, the magnolia vine. It has
proven hardy here in Green Bay WI z4/5 and produced berries for the last four
years. I have probably limited its growth somewhat by keeping it in a five
gallon pail (outside). Like kiwi, it has male and female flowers on separate
plants, except for a variety or two. The one I have is called Prince, if I
am not mistaken, from Jung's Seeds and Nursery in Randolph WI.
I collected the seed and have it in the refrigerator breaking dormancy. I
have started a number of apple seeds and have attempted the same strategy on
the shisandra seeds, although I do recognize that it is unlikely that I will
end up with both sexes on a single plant.

Quince is supposed to be provide a nice alternative to lemon juice. I know
Oikos Tree Crops sold a variety of quince species.

Merry Christmas

Jim Elie

---- wrote:
> Lon, can you mention the species and cultivars, or are such distinctions
> worthwhile? Good temperate substitutes for lemon juice are something that
> interests me.
> Doug Woodard
> St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
> Lon Rombough wrote:
> > ...can be pressed for clear, high quality juice.
> > I have some ornamental quinces rather like that, except that the
> > juice is very tart. Good lemon juice substitute, though.
> > -Lon Rombough
> _______________________________________________
> nafex mailing list
> Reproduction of list messages or archives is not allowed.
> This includes distribution on other email lists or reproduction on web
> sites.
> Permission to reproduce is NEVER granted, so don't claim you have
> permission!
> Posts from email addresses that are not subscribed are discarded.
> No exceptions.
> ----
> To subscribe or unsubscribe, go to the bottom of this page (also can be
> used to change other email options):
> File attachments are NOT stripped by this list.
> Please do not send binary files.
> Use plain text ONLY in emails!
> NAFEX web site:

Archive powered by MHonArc 2.6.24.

Top of Page