The beautiful and edible dogwood fruit

    Listen

    November 5, 2011 — Many dogwoods produce beautiful and enticing fruit-like structures after they flower. Mike McGrath examines the edibility of dogwood fruit. Plus: Energy wise landscaping, and answers to all your growing questions.

    [audio: garden20111105.mp3]

    Listen to the mp3


    Question of the Week

    We planted a dogwood tree in the front yard about five or six years ago and this is the first year I’ve seen fruit on it. The bright red berries grow in clumps, and I have read that they might be edible. Is this true? If so, what can I expect them to taste like? Could I use them in muffins or pancakes? Get the answer »

    Photo by Flickr user Martin LaBar

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal