Still too early here for stone fruit. i can’t wait. In the meantime the Wyeberries are coming in. Not super productive, but great for syrup, and processing. I like to use syrup in smoothies, or maybe a martini. I store raw and add sugar depending on application. More productive than boysenberry, although not an extreme producer. Which is fine, I grow many others.
They turn a very bright red, the more it dulls, the riper it is. Still rather tart, but very rich flavor
They are very soft, so one must harvest at some point. The ones on the right are perfect.
Now for fresh eating I enjoy Tayberries. very sweet, delicious. Another Raspberry-blackberry hybrid, a rare one that is more raspberry like. Smaller. Both wyeberry and tayberry are fairly early ripeners. Not very productive. It’s too cold here. I think they even come out smaller here. All the same to die for, so I will be keeping them. I get some every year. If you need more, just make more plants!
All gardening s local, the conditions here, the strains of berries.all come into play. I have seen some say tayberries are tasteless, and I can’t say that at all. One of my favorite berries.