I always remove the stems whenever I make jam, I have never heard of leaving them on before.
That’s good to know. It remains to be seen how voles are here in town, but good to consider. What would you say your top varieties are for this far north, beyond Chicago Hardy? Or is CH my best bet?
CH is good. Sal’s Gene, LSU Tiger, and Dark Portuguese have all fruited after dying back to the roots.
Thank you! Good info to work with.