Self fertile improved strain apart is the increased fruit and harvest size with +30 kg of fruit per established tree not uncommon. Created by the USDA. Prolific yellow flowering in Feb-March. Large red fruit for pies, preserves and more.
- Seed Count: 15-20
- Collection Date: Sept 2015
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Height and Width:
- Germination test type: float; cut
How to germinate Cornus mas “Redstone” seeds:
Soak seed 24-48 hours. Cold stratify 3 months then provide gentle heat 12-15 C to germinate. Seed often bears twins where the second one emerges the following spring. Here we cold stratify upon collection and either sow in germination pots or a baggie (peat & sand medium) in March. Baggie is kept at room temperature whereas the pot is left outside. We transplant out/pot up in the second or third year.