Well, I pulled the trigger on ordering the items I’ve been yakking about on here for the last few months. Other than a couple more berry plants, this will be it for this year.
From Indiana Berry:
Summer red raspberries: Prelude, Killarney, Nova
Summer purple rasp: Royalty
Summer black rasps: Bristol, Mac Black
Fall bearer rasps: Caroline, Joan J, Double Gold, Anne
Primocane blackberries: PrimeArk Freedom, PrimeArk Traveler
Floricane blackberries: Osage, Ouachita
Scheduled delivery date: April 1
From Bay Laurel Nursery:
Pluots: Dapple Dandy, Flavor King, Geo Pride
Scheduled delivery date: First week of March
Some of the raspberry orders are re-do’s from last year. I planted some rasps in late spring (June), and only one sprouted after planting. Some were sprouting before I planted them. They did this as I was waiting for the soil to dry out. They should have been in a frig, instead of the office. Hopefully these new ones will do better.
The pluots I think are a good combination of the different flavors of these fruits. I hope they will do well in my environment. Think I’ll have better luck with them actually fruiting than some apricots I was considering last year. The delivery in the first week of March might be a bit early for our locale, but that is the latest they will ship. So, hopefully our ground will be workable by then.
First two trees are on Myro rootstock, the third on Citation. I know it’s not recommended for KY, but I couldn’t get it on Myro. So, we’ll see how it does here. It’s supposed to be cold hardy, and tolerates wet soil, so it should be OK.
Now. Where are all these berries gonna go?? Much preparation to do…
Question: I’m looking for a couple more blackberry plants that only Ison’s has in stock. Does anyone have a report on berries ordered from them? Thanks!