Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It started with George bringing this cool clownfruit in at lunch (it's partially ripe Cornus Kousa)

We started talking and he told stories of trees so full of ripe fruit that their branches sagged dangerously. And apparently some of the Kousas were even reblooming. I had to see it so I stopped by after work. It was as George had described. I ate a couple dozen fruit....good flavor, juicier than usual, but still with a distinctly mealy texture. On balance they were tasty. And Cornus kousa 'Gold Spot' was flowering as advertised; not just a flower here and there, but heavy with blooms. George says it has done this three years in a row and still retained enough buds to flower nicely in the spring. 

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