[NAFEX] Re:raspberries

Betty Mayfield bmayfield at columbia-center.org
Sat Mar 22 01:59:12 EST 2003


To the list,

Rob's first message, on the 18th, asking  for recommendations said " I'm 
looking for taste and vigor over yield."

I just looked at the MSU web page listed here and noted that varieties were 
compared for yield, berry rot, cane length, and picking dates, but not one 
word was said about flavor. I have noticed this to be true of the 
recommendations of most breeding programs--they talk about yield, color, 
hardiness, and other factors but rarely mention taste.

My garden has the remnants of a very delicious variety, which I believe to 
be the old favorite Cuthbert. This is northwest Oregon, so would not meet 
the requirements for a cold climate, but there must be good tasting 
varieties that have been developed for severe winters too.

Betty Mayfield


At 08:31 AM 3/20/03 -0500, Tom wrote:
>This page has some information on raspberry trials in 
>Michigan.  http://www.msue.msu.edu/vanburen/raspvar.htm
>
>Tom Volkening
>Engineering Librarian
>Michigan State University
>East Lansing, MI 48824
>Phone:  517-432-1498
>Fax:      517-353-9041
>Email:    volkenin at msu.edu
>               volkenin at egr.msu.edu
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rob Halgren [mailto:halgren at msu.edu]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 4:33 PM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Re:raspberries
>
>
>
> >
> >Rob,
> >
> >Don't the MSU research farms have variety trials that may give you some
> >insight as to yield, etc...? The NW Mich Hort farm did at one time when I
> >worked there, but it looks like it's been discontinued.
> >
> >Brian Raby
>
>          Darn good idea, why didn't I think of that...  Thanks to everyone
>for recommendations, I'm going to see if I can find some of them to add to
>my briar patch.
>
>Thanks
>
>Rob
>
>
>Robert G. Halgren, Ph.D.
>Bioinformatics Specialist
>GTSF - Michigan State University
>http://genomics.msu.edu
>(517) 353-7236    -   halgren at msu.edu
>
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