Shopping on Friday on Long Island, I wandered into a mini grove of dogwoods at a nursery, and started grazing. The fruit is at peak ripeness. The skin is not nice (leathery and tannic) , so I break the fruit open and eat the insides, which include some large seeds. The flavour is a lot like ripe papaya. Apparently I did the same thing - and said the same thing - last year, too.