Have you ever made any wine from any of yer berries? My wife actually has made some “black and blue” jam, from some wild and bought blackberries, and some bulk blues our niece gave us. It came out pretty good.
We got all of 5 blueberries this year, all from our Patriot plant. The other three did squat, with the Bluecrop looking like it died. It has one little cane that still has leaves on it. I think the very wet winter/spring did it in.
We got a small handful of gooseberries, all from our Oregon Champion. To me they tasted like a bland grape, but my wife said I waited too long to pick them. The Poorman and Jeanne plants didn’t grow as much, with the latter giving us a couple berries. Next year ought to be a better harvest for all of them.
Yes, next year should be a blackberry bonanza around here. I’m not a a big fan of these wild ones, but I had to try some domesticated ones after trying some from the store and from a local orchard. Plus our strawbs ought to be plentiful as well, as hopefully the rasps will also.
I’m glad I got all these berry plants, it kinda takes the sting out of not getting any fruit off all the trees we have. Almost instant gratification compared with the trees.