‘Pioneer’ Cornelian CherryCornus mas 20-25' x 15-20' Svetlana Klimenko intro.
With good flavor, more tart than Elegant but better for processing. Ripens around the first week of September in Maine, about one week after Elegant. Picking window lasts for three or four weeks.
Fruits mature to about 1½" long and have a pronounced fat pear shape. Firm flesh is easy to pit.
Grafted and grown by Seth Yentes of North Branch Farm. Native to Europe and Asia. Z4/5. Maine Grown. (2-5' bare-root plants)
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