raspberry or blackberry? and brandywine raspberry.

preppystudMarch 5, 2014

which one tend to produce more fruits, raspberry or blackberry?

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and i just bought one brandywine raspberry from walmart, from what what i read, it seems that they are not for eating raw?

i was hoping to buy one that will produce plenty and i can eat them raw. do this particular one taste bad when it is eaten raw?

walmart has black raspberry and red raspberry. and blackberry.

which one should i actually choose? i can just go back and return this one.

thanks.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i would find a local grower ... or orchard that grows them...and ask them what cultivar they grow... LOCALLY ...

my local orchard even sells plants in spring ...

though i love wallyworld ... i would not rely on plants shipped.. in bulk from arkansas ...

e.g.: googling : raspberry growers CA ... i found the link below ...

getting good cultivars.. really matters for berry production ... pay the money.. to get a good start ...

and do not expect much production the first season... and learn all about their biennial tenancies ... and how to prune them ...

and do look for EVERBEARING types... they give fruit twice a season ...

both of these berries.. are bramble... and can run from horrible ... huge ..... invasive-type plants... that barely berry ....

to good acting [blanking on the word i want] .... plants.. that nearly crush themselves with berry production...

its really worth it.. to get the right one...

ken

ps: never met a blackberry that out performed a raspberry ....

pps: i have a yellow rasp.. fall gold.. to die for ... and heritage .. same ... i killed off dads historical plants.. years ago.... once i got these .. they grow well in MI ... no clue where you are ...

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 2:08PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

they are not shrubs ... they have canes ... so you have severely limited your audience in this forum .....

but you might find more opinion.. in the fruit forum .... never know where you will find the expert .. sometimes they are hard to find.. like waldo ... lol

ken

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 2:10PM
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