2020 berry and harvest report


#242

It’s good straight up no doubt.
I use a sieve to remove berries, if left for a long time and they fall apart it may be better to use a jelly bag or cheese cloth. Makes for a nice clear liquid.

red and black currant infusions

I have done raspberry and Magnolia vine berry before too. Raspberry is amazing and extremely good. Next year I will do Pink currant.


#243

If you have patience, try making some berry wine/mead, it’s very good with blueberries and blackberries. I use 6lbs of berries, with 3/4gal of water, and 2lbs of sugar (or 3lbs of honey) as a base. Some basic equipment and sanitization chemicals is highly recommended… but not absolutely required if your careful lol.


#244

a friend of mine does this with chokecherry and its real good! ill have to try it with raspberry.


#245

my cascade gold raspberry in the ground isn’t producing any fruit, but there’s no obvious disease.

my CG in a container has what appears to be a fungal infection. numerous black specks on the leaves (maybe a quarter of the leaves) and powdery white growth on the stems, especially at the bifurcations. i think i’ll close the cascade gold chapter. it was nice while it lasted, but i’d like to grow a berry plant that’s more disease-resistant and productive. . . and thornless.


#246

Did they bloom at all?


#247

My most productive types are Himbo Top and Prelude. The former probably wins. Yes Cascade Gold is not very productive here either. I know Brady likes the other Cascade (which I forget the name?) I would like to find more like the ones mentioned. I think some local types are, I have to look around for local commercial plants. I’m trying some Canadian plant, K-81-6. See how it goes…