[NAFEX] Are brambles or ribes good fruits for me to try growing?
Sam.Brungardt at state.mn.us
Wed Jun 27 17:35:08 EDT 2007
About the only Ribes I know of that may do good where you live is
'Glenndale' gooseberry, which was developed by the U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture for warmer climates. It is available from Edible
Landscaping nursery. I'd suggest planting it in a shady or partially
shady location. You might also try red currants in a similar location.
Redlake (or Red Lake) has been the standard for years -- Sam Brungardt,
St. Paul, Minn.
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Subject: [NAFEX] Are brambles or ribes good fruits for me to try
I do not have any brambles or ribes but have been following the threads
with great interest. I like red raspberries OK, but had not really
considered them as they are a bit tart to me and so fragile, but I have
heard that black raspberries are exceptionally delicious. I have no
experience with gooseberries or currants.
I tend to like sweet fruits that can be used fresh. My favorites are my
Illinois Everbearing mulberries bearing now (came back nicely after
being frozen back at Easter!), blueberries, serviceberries, persimmon,
strawberries, kiwis, pomes, stone fruits, and figs. I have some paw paws
on order, and hope to plant those trees next spring.
I live in the humid south and like low maintenance plants with few pest
or disease problems as my time gardening is limited.
Are brambles or ribes a good idea for me? Are they technically
demanding as far as culture or disease control? Will they do well in my
hot, humid, full sun environment?
Any suggestions/recommendations of other low maintenance fruits that I
may enjoy are also welcome as I still have room in my orchard. For
example jujubes and che fruit seem interesting...
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