Covid-19 Fruit

Discussion in 'Fruit Trees' started by Native Hunter, Sep 3, 2022.

  1. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    The deer are hammering this right now. If I wanted an archery doe, I would set up a ground blind 30 yards downwind from this tree and it would be automatic....

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    What in the cornbread hell is that ? I’d have to watch you eat one before I’d take a bite….
     
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    I get educated with every post. Thanks !:)
     
  5. buckdeer1

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    Have you ever tried one
     
  6. Native Hunter

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    Yes, humans eat the soft inside but not the outside. The deer are eating the whole thing. The taste is very sweet but not anything that I like really well.
     
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    ugh zone 5 and up....dang it. never heard of this, but looks delicious
     
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    Kousas are nice, we used to plant a lot of them in the urban city areas when we did landscaping. Absolutely gorgeous blossoms on them!
     
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    In your experience are there any varieties that don't produce good fruit? The local nursery just got a shipment of them in and I'm thinking of buying 1 or 2. Flowers are nice but I want the largest fruit possible.
     
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    I've read these are self-pollinating Native, is that your experience?
     
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    I just talked to a local nursery and they said the variety they get does not produce fruit, of course the gal might not have known what she's talking about.
     
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    I only have one, so it has to be self pollinating.
     
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    Just ordered a couple from here Cat. They have a deal on them right now. I spoke with customer service and they seem pretty easy to work with when it comes to delayed shipment.

    https://www.naturehills.com/kousa-dogwood
     
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    Thanks for the link but I already stopped by the local nursery early this morning and bought 2. I told her I wanted them for the fruit and she said she didn't know you could eat them, but they have potted trees fruit often so it shouldn't be a problem. She was very interested after I told her they were edible.
     
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    Holy cow, it's been a minute since we did landscape planting. I do know there are a few different Cornus kousa cultivated varieties but I don't recall if they all produce fruit or not.
     
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    My brother just asked me what this was, and I was thrilled I knew! Thanks for making this thread. He ate one and he said the same. It didn’t taste great but it wasn’t bad.
     

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    Ask him if he thought it tasted like cantelope.
     

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