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red spiky fruit w/ orange center

Posted by delcogardens 7 DE (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 16, 10 at 7:06

A friend of mine is trying to identify a tree in her yard that bears strange fruit. I think it's a type of Dogwood but before she tries the fruit we'd like to be 100% certain.

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RE: red spiky fruit w/ orange center

It does look very much like the fruit of the Dogwood, Cornus kousa, but I don't want to be the one to say eat it. Wait for more confirmation. I thought the fruit was pretty bland anyway?


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RE: red spiky fruit w/ orange center

C. kousa is absolutely edible and is a favorite of 'old-timers' and others as a jelly, jam, or preserve. Good eaten out of hand, too.


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RE: red spiky fruit w/ orange center

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 16, 10 at 23:25

Said to be eaten by monkeys in nature. Now there's some real old timers.


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