[NAFEX] flavorful blackberries?
mdemmon at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 15:10:08 EST 2010
I think that's another one of those subjective things. I grew up in
the midwest eating black raspberries by the gallon, and find that
while I like blackberries, raspberries of any color are much yummier
to me. I have a friend from California who never had black raspberries
before, grew up eating blackberries, and is totally confused why you'd
want to eat such a small tart fruit. ;)
That being said, I have a thornless blackbery, either Arapaho or
Navaho, and in this last hot summer it was delicous. Some years not so
much, but I've been mostly pleased with the homegrown blackberries
I've had around here, varieties unknown.
z5 SE MI
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Melissa Kacalanos <mijwiz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the info, but I wasn't asking about sweetness. If I want sweetness, I can add sugar. What I want from fruit is flavor, and I haven't detected much in any of the blackberries I've tried so far.
> I enjoy black raspberries, which someone mentioned, since they have a nice distinctive flavor. We have some wild, and also planted some.
> --- On Tue, 11/30/10, Mark Angermayer <hangermayer at isp.com> wrote:
>> From: Mark Angermayer <hangermayer at isp.com>
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] flavorful blackberries?
>> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 8:50 AM
>> I've grown several of the moderately
>> hardy blackberries (as opposed to West
>> Coast varieties):
>> Triple Crown
>> I'm also familiar w/ Chester. Although I haven't
>> grown it, I've sampled it
>> from a U-pick fairly close to here.
>> Of all the above Triple Crown is the sweetest berry.
>> If picked when fully
>> ripe, it's plenty sweet. I do get a little dieback of
>> Triple Crown here in
>> zone 6. For zone 5 Apache would probably be a better
>> bet. It should be
>> sweet enough for you, though not quite a sweet as Triple
>> Crown. Apache
>> produces huge berries.
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