This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
An Indiana correspondent, evidently supposing this to be a cherry, inquires "what stock it is budded on." It is not a true cherry, but a dog wood - Cornus mas - also called male Cornel, but why, we never knew. The fruit is cherry-like, and employed to make rather tame preserves and tarts. It has great beauty as an ornamental shrub to recommend it. It is grafted on no stock, but raised by nurserymen from seed.