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  • From: Louis Pittman <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Considering Cornelian cherry trees in the southeast -experience?
  • Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:32:58 -0500

C.mas does well here in southern west-central KY - about 70 mi NW of
Nashville TN. To a boy from UCLA(upper corner of lower Alabama), it seems
like the frigid northland, but I guess some folks consider KY to be in the

I don't have any growing, but there are three large C.mas trees(I presume
they were unselected seedlings) planted in a public park here - have
probably been in place at least since the 1980s. No evidence of
anthracnose, or powdery mildew for that matter, and they fruit heavily
every year, despite blooming VERY early in the season.

Lucky Pittman
Hopkinsville, KY

On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 4:52 PM, Elizabeth Hilborn <>wrote:

> John and Matt,
> Thanks for your input. It was interesting to see C. mas with less
> anthracnose susceptibility in the trial, contrary to what I had been
> reading.
> I guess no one on the list is growing it in the SE..
> Betsy
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