Before moving my Black Raspberry produced the sweetest fruit and required zero maintenance aside from pruning each fall.
Seven years ago, I took cuttings and tip suckers with me. The ones that made it up to camp kept their sweet flavor. Maybe it’s the soil in central pa.
But in western pa, it’s been a no flavor dud.
A monster grower, it reaches 7’ high and produces a massive amount of fruit. But the fruit has no taste. I added compost, moved them into and out of shade. I never water anything. Everything is under heavy mulch with compost.
So I guess I’m looking for something better. I have Anne yellow raspberry and Ouachita Blackberry. Was thinking about a purple raspberry like Royalty. Any suggestions on berries?
In that same vein, I’ve trialed several wine + table grapes, looking for a no spray solution. Marquette, Thompsons, Chambourcin, vegetatively did well but the fruit all shriveled up. Is there a legit grape or fruit to run up my backyard trellises?
This fruit growing stuff is hard!