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  • From: "loneroc" <>
  • To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] raspberry trial report - Autumn Bliss
  • Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 06:51:31 -0500


Try 'Amity'. It is, by far, my best flavored raspberry here in Zone 3. A
perfect balance between sweet and acid. It grows well in my very sandy
soil. It still flavors up well in the cool nights of a Wisconsin autumn,
although perhaps it has a teensy bit less sweeteness then, AND it
essentially thorn-free.

The berries are stuck quite firmly onto the receptacle (if that's the right
word), a disadvantage to commercial growers, but for a home gardener it
allows the berry to remain on the plant until dead ripe.

Since it was an Oregon release, I presume that it is fairly well adapted to
a NW climate.

There are two disadvantages that I've noticed: the canes are fragile and
can break quite easily during harvest and the canes do not over winter well
in an extra cold winter here. So I cut them to the ground each fall. I
have never noticed any lack of new spring growth no matter how cold the

Steve Herje, Lone Rock, WI USDA zone 3

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Whitehead" <>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 12:10 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] raspberry trial report - Autumn Bliss

> Del said that Autumn Bliss raspberry was a real treat.
> I planted Autumn Bliss last spring and was not expecting any fruit
> this year. However, one has a few large, dark red raspberries. I cut
> the softest, darkest one so everyone could sample it. Sour! I have
> never tasted a sour raspberry before, so it was a surprise.
> Does Autumn Bliss require warm conditions to sweeten? It was 30 C a
> few days ago, but is now 20, with 10 at night. Even in midsummer, we
> always have cool nights.
> --
> Diane Whitehead Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
> maritime zone 8
> cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
> sandy soil
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