[NAFEX] Himalayan blackberry
spidra at speakeasy.net
Mon Apr 21 17:55:51 EDT 2008
As Lon said, it's a "wildly successful" plant. Most people here hate
it because of how hard it is to remove. Still, of all the weeds there
are around, I'd rather have Himalaya blackberrry than sow thistle,
field bindweed, Oxalis pes-caprae and other things we have. I like
the taste of the berries very much. In fact, I like them better than
the blackberries I can get at the store. I haven't yet grown
cultivars in my backyard so I have nothing equally fresh to compare
them to. The seed size doesn't bother me at all. In face, I kind of
like the roughage. They make great pies and cobblers.
I can relatively easily find wild stands of it so there's no point to
growing it myself. However, if I were to try it, I would make sure I
grew it in a container. Not a raised bed but an actual container.
And maybe grow it in the middle of a cement patio or something so
that I'd have a little time to discover it before it got anywhere
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