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Pomona’s Secrets: Cold-Hardy, Delectable, Pest-Free Fruits

Meet some fruits, such as pawpaw, medlar, Nanking cherry, and persimmon, that are not well-known, but have delectable flavors and are easy to grow.

These "secret" fruits of Pomona (she's the Roman Goddess of Fruits) are cold-hardy, laugh off pests, and require little, in some cases no, pruning. And if that's not enough: some of these fruits - hardy kiwi, juneberry, and cornelian cherry, for example - are borne on ornamental plants, perfect for "luscious landscaping."

The potential for organic commercial production can be discussed.

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