What are the pros? robust, interesting looking
What are the cons? didn't care for fruit
I'm determined to try all the garden berries until I find the ones that work for me. Unfortunately, this one didn't. It germinated beautifully, grew into an attractive plant (though with a spread that took up a fair amount of space in the garden) and was covered in berries quite early in the season. The problems: The berries took a LONG time to reach the stage that picking was recommended and didn't do it at the same time--so you kind of had to pick around the ones that were still shiny. We go to upper Michigan every summer and pick berries and have a freezer full of them. These were so inferior in flavor to what we have (or even to what we could purchase cheaply in the grocery store) that they weren't worth the bother. I suppose I could have made a somewhat palatable pie or batch of jam--but why?
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