Olallie Berry


#1

My “Eastern Prince” Schisandra vine has failed here in hardiness zone 10b. It succeeded at my former home in 9b but being from southern Mongolia this location was probably a bit much.

Today I bought an Olallie Berry from Clausen’s as a replacement. It’s not quite what I was looking for but at least fills in another spot on the berry hybridization chart. :slight_smile:

Chart of Berry Hybridization


Logan or Boysenberry that bears all season?
#2

Some good references …


#3

Interesting. Why do you think? Due to heat? Dryness?
I was concerned that mine may have difficulty here in z8 so I put them down by the creek partially shaded by the woods. So far so good.
Mine are the standard dioecious variety.


#4

Good move … and of course I envy the crops you’ll have. The preserves and condiments that can be made from the fresh berries – wow. Don’t forget to try them in a mince-meat pie or made into chutney.

I worked hard on giving my plant good growing conditions. It probably failed because I didn’t heap 15 lbs of ice on it every day November through February.


#5

Planted it this afternoon.


#6

Progress :slightly_smiling_face:


#7

I bought one 2 years ago to try out but my winters are too cold, so it usually dies back to the ground.