Berries

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by xtsho, Apr 15, 2018.

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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    I love berries. Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, etc...

    I don't have many but I have a few.

    Here are some Hood strawberries that are already flowering. If you're not familiar with Hood strawberries they are one of the best tasting varieties available. I picked them when I was younger on the berry farms. Unfortunately Hoods are hard to find. They have a very short shelf life so most commercial grown berries are varieties that last longer than a couple days after picking. If you want Hoods you'll probably have to grow them yourself. The things they sell in the supermarket bear no resemblance to these delicious berries.

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    I had so many runners last year I used them to replace some older plants. Strawberries need to be replaced after a few years. This year won't be that productive but next years crop should be much better.

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    The Chandler Blueberries are doing good. Chandlers are huge berries. I'm looking forward to pancakes and muffins.

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    I planted some Raspberries this year but they are too small to even warrant a picture. I'm going to plant some Currants and Gooseberries next year. Maybe some grapes as well. I'm thinking of Somerset Seedless. I'm not making wine and my girl likes seedless grapes. She's happy when I grow things she likes. And a happy girl makes for a happy life.
     
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    GreenHighlander

    GreenHighlander Well-Known Member

    I will have to remember to share pictures of my berries once the snow is gone. Have a few highbush blueberries, black and red currants, blackberries, and a few honey berry bushes and a seeded grapevine. Other then them being super early I am not a big fan of the honey berry.
    Thinking of adding a 50ft row of raspberries next year.
    Beauty spot you have there
    Cheers :)
     
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    A.K.A. Overgrowem

    A.K.A. Overgrowem Well-Known Member

    I put Blackberries on one side of the house, spined under the window, the others, early, mid. and late, unspined. Don't need much attention at all.
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    Blackberries grow wild in the woods where I live, and from all the rain we been having I think we will have a bumper crop this year.
     
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    A.K.A. Overgrowem

    A.K.A. Overgrowem Well-Known Member

    My area got a little cold snap at just the right time last year. 0 berries at any of my woods patches. I was ticked.
     
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    SonsOfAvery

    SonsOfAvery Well-Known Member

    Nice plants!
    These pics remind me of when I used to have a garden. Man, I used to love to grow all sorts. Back then in my early 20's though I didn't pay them as much attention as I would do now.
    I had blueberries, strawberries, gooseberries, kale, tomatoes and even a mini corn field one year haha.
    It was cool being able to go into the garden and be able to make a smoothie.
    Damn it, I miss that garden! Haha.
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Same here.. my whole area around me are low bush blue berries... Last year we had the biggest berries I ever seen on wild bushes... We got alot of rain last season and I think that's why.. made alot of wine lol
     
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    raggyb

    raggyb Well-Known Member

    do any of your berries like shade or semi-shade? I've looked and couldn't find any that said so.
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    We usually go out to Sauvie's Island and pick wild berries when they're ready. I know a couple spots that are loaded. I still have about five gallons in the freezer. This year should be good.

    I think berries grow best in full sun.
     
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    GreenHighlander

    GreenHighlander Well-Known Member


    My currants seem to do well in semi shade. Both the black and red. They only get a couple of hours of direct light a day. I picked over 30 quarts of each last year.
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    All of ours do best in full sun.
     
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    thetr33man

    thetr33man Well-Known Member

    My wife loves honeyberry. I have a lot of berries including grapes, cherries, raspberries, blueberries,juneberries, and currants. It's important to let them ripen fully. They turn blue several weeks before they r ready 2 eat. Birds love them also unfortunately...
     
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    raggyb

    raggyb Well-Known Member

    excellent!
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    How many plants to get that kind of harvest?
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    We got a nice downpour last night, just what the blackberries needed.
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    ChefKimbo

    ChefKimbo Well-Known Member

    After a good pruning this winter my mulberry tree blesses me with abundance. 20180418_190008.jpg 20180418_190518.jpg 20180418_190441.jpg
    A Mulberry Vinaigrette is in order.:hump:
     
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    xtsho

    xtsho Well-Known Member

    You guys are making me jealous. But I can't wait for the Hood Strawberries. The Blueberries are looking good as well. I'm working with limited space. I need another acre or two. I just don't have the room to grow the things I want to grow.
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    I had strawberrys in a dwc next to my weed lol

    Following spring i put her out side.

    I want to try indoor blueberries ,dragonfruit, what ever

    Makes me wish i had a year round farm one day when i retire
     
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    GreenHighlander

    GreenHighlander Well-Known Member

    I am not really sure. I didn't plant them, they were here when I bought the place as were all the apple trees, plum trees, and cherry trees. The black currants are a solid patch probably about 12ftx 8ft and the reds being half that size. I imagine both patches are 10+ years old. Both are growing on the edge of my 100ft x 40 ft pond. Other then a couple hours of sun each day, they are shaded by the willow trees.
    Cheers :)
     
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    Cold$moke

    Cold$moke Well-Known Member

    Damn what a trunk!
    Can i get a full plant shot? How old is it?

    Also how cold hardy is a mull berry? I dont think ive ever eaten one haha
     
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