[nafex] Raspberry Sources

Sam Franc franc at oregonfast.net
Fri Feb 15 23:17:42 EST 2002


I second the vote for Baba.
I have been growing it for 10 years or more.
It outproduces all the other varieties.
An the size and taste are outstanding.
It does not mildew like heritage and some of the others.
I guess because it is firmer. I don't know.
Take Don up on his offer. You won't regret it.
The only bad thing about Baba is it multiplies so rapidly you have a
hard time keeping it under control.
Sam

Don Yellman wrote:

>  Donna:
>
>    After trying Taylor, Latham, Heritage, and Hilton, I had just about
>
> given up on growing  red raspberries, due to poor productivity,
> quality
> problems (molds, crumbly berries), and lack of vigor.  At the
> recommendation of a West Coast Nafexer (now I can't remember who it
> was), I planted a berry called Baba or Bababerry, and am now producing
>
> major amounts of excellent raspberries.  Baba is originally a
> California
> berry, but is doing just great for me in humid, disease-ridden
> Northern
> Virginia.  It bears continuously from July through October.  Really.
> On
> first-year canes.   I think the Baba flavor is just great, even
> allowing
> for the fact that this is a subjective judgment.
>
>    Oddly, few nurseries carry it, and no midwestern or eastern
> nurseries
> that I know of.  I have ordered from Indiana Berry & Plant (But what's
>
> this business of selling all those banners and blowup figures?) and I
> think they are fine, but they don't carry Baba.  I am cleaning up my
> berry beds this week, and would be happy to send you a half-dozen
> plants
> or so, and you can't beat my prices.  Basically, I sell for nothing
> other than postage.  I know that viruses are always a consideration
> with
> raspberries, but, I must say, my plants look healthy as horses, and
> have
> shown no signs of wilts or viruses of any kind.  If you want to try
> Baba, e-mail me off the board.
>
> Rgds, Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA
>
>
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