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.
I’ve been wondering why I don’t hear of Olallie berries around here and I just live a short ways by canoe (Orygun, ya know) from the USDA orchard. I think I’ve chosen a poor location for my berry area anyway…up on a very sunny, dry slope with poor soil. Even at the bottom of the slope my Cascade berries are doing very well. I have to plan/create something better.
I think I’ve found dewberries in the wild; I’ll have to grab some and bring’m home. Cascades, shown here (last week) are attracting a lot of birds…gotta do something about that, too.
Richard, how would you say the ripening time of Ollalie compares to other Blackberries? Maybe compared to Triplecrown or Chester if possible? Wondering if it could maybe give a crop before the SWD set in?