What are the pros? Easy to grow, grows fast
What are the cons? Attracts pests, taste/texture
I grew these mainly for my kids to have a snack berry in our backyard. I started the seeds indoors with my tomatoes and all the seeds germinated. Exciting!
Come May, I planted them in my raised beds and they took off. But the also attracted these small black bugs that chewed the leaves into lace. They were the only plant to attract these bugs. As soon as we got the black berries, I was excited! They were way smaller than I’d thought they’d be - more BB sized than blueberry. The flavor and texture just isn’t worth it. None of my kids like them (they are fruit and veg fans, not too picky), nor do I. So, here I am, end of June and decided they’re not worth giving up the bed space for. It was worth a shot and now I know.
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