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Re: [nafex] Franklinia or Cornus Mas?
Oops, I thought I fixed the subject line. I think Lon is recommending
sources of Cornus Mas, not Franklinia.
"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:
> 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, eFax.com phone (801)881-8842,<nuttreegordon @hotmail.com>,
> 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
> http://www.hevanet.com/lonrom See new additions to the site, Feb. 2001,
> plus word on my grape book.
> >From: Ginda Fisher <email@example.com>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >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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