Berry plant and harvest report 2019


#361

Okay, I’ll can or freeze some.

My initial impression is that it doesn’t taste as good as the juice from the masticating juicer after its been allowed to settle.


#362

Thanks; frozen would be fine unless your are canning a batch.

Interesting about the masticating comment; I have found that the masticater, for certain fruits, grinds up rind and perhaps seeds and can impart a “green” or “off” flavor, so I often allow it to settle for multiple days in the fridge and then pour very carefully to avoid any sediment.

You gave as quantities 6.5 pound input fruit and 1/2 gallon of oupput juice (this would weigh about 4 pounds). I wonder what the weight of the discards was? (this would reveal the amount of added water to the juice)


#363

This is my first year of growing raspberries. I planted this one labelled as “Fall Gold” from Indiana Berry. The color looks yellow when they start to ripen but end up being close to pink when ready to harvest. I also have Double Gold which is indeed pink. However the plants have different growth characteristics, Double Gold being upright and long and Fall Gold being more bushy and short. Do I have the right cultivar?



After uploading, it looks more yellow in the pics here :slight_smile: (weird morning light). Looking at some pics online, it is indeed very similar to this one

But nowhere close to these yellows

https://www.burpee.com/fruit/raspberry-plants/raspberry-fall-gold-prod099848.html