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I really like what Scottfsmith has done with his profile page, so I'm going to do
something similar. After moving into my first real house (1/2 acre yard), I started
planting in spring 2010, so I don't have as many varieties planted yet, or as much
experience with the ones I do have.
# indicates on order, but not planted yet.
^ indicates container grown
xx ripped out, which hasn't happended to much yet :)
*Autumn Britan- small growing (2-2.5' tall), but pretty productive as of year 2.
Anne- the most problems of any of my berry plants. 3 of the 4 I planted died, while the 4th did very well and spread. I've moved some of the runners from this one back to where the others died and we'll see how it does. The berries are pretty good though- the favorite of my oldest daughter.
xxJewel- make sure to tip the primocanes (they get huge). I didn't in their first year and it lead to a small yield in the 2nd year and a jungle of canes. Even so, I just didn't get enough yield and birds wanted them too. The plants may have also had a virus, or didn't like the sometimes wet area they were planted.
*Prelude- I haven't done well with raspberries overall, but Prelude are among my most productiv, with decent flavor.
*Boysenberry- Great flavor, a bit of a pain to tie up.
xOuachita- poorest flavored so far- kids learned name so they could avoid them. Decently erect thornless.
Prime Jan- first year yield was ripe too late- only a few berries were ready in time. In the 2nd year, the yield stretched over quite a while. I'm warming up to this- I was thinking of replacing it after the first year. Thorns are pretty nasty though.
Triple Crown- grew very floppy the first year and tip-rooted like crazy. Make sure to tip it. I suspect that not tipping it caused it to have a very small yield the 2nd year. With tipping and an especially long season (due to a very warm March), they were very productive late in the year.
Darrow- good flavor- more tart kick than most.
^Elliot- When I didn't water enough, they prematurely ripened and shriveled with poor flavor.
^Patriot- OK, better than average flavor
Issai- had flowers (and 1 fruit) the first year.
Akane- Weak grower with some dieback.
#Court Pendu Plat
Ecos Red- Cedar Apple rust problem in first year and Ok on that count since. Small apples, with sharp taste. Max out at 12.5 brix and ~2.5". Had some cracking and rot, with extensive biter pit. Good crunch when just ripe, but soften quickly (mac texture) if not picked just right.
Goldrush- one (in a bad location) grew very little. The one in a nicer spot grew very well- over 7' tall at the end of the first season. Great flavor with high brix (14 if picked too early, 17-20 when ripe). Lots of kick and could be too acidic for some when right off the tree.
Hudson's Golden Gem
^Karmijn De Sonnaville
Kidds Orange Red
Pricsilla- Medium sweet (12-14 brix), crunchy apple with an interesting mild flavor. Ripe at the start of September. Pretty problem free so far.
#Sieversii Malus #11 (614000)
#Sieversii Malus #13 (613978)
#^St. Edmunds Russet
Sweet 16- 2nd year bloom was very weak, even with a decent sized tree.
Williams Pride- very strong grower. Tree looks very nice.
Winecrisp- very weak branching (most are 2-4" long). The tree just grew straight up (and not that far) with few branches and bad CAR.
European Pear (7):
Fondante de Moulins Lille
Asian Pear (4):
*Black Velvet- had some in the 2nd year. Not as sour as I thought they would be. Like a tart blueberry. They grow very strongly- one of the bushes has 10-15 shoots 4'+ tall in the 2nd year.
Hinnimaki Red- The first ones were pretty tasty- the rest were eaten by an unknown animal.
Hinnimaki Yellow- a much weaker grower. I have it near the Black Velvet and it is much smaller. ~4 stems 2' tall.
Invicta- nasty thorns.
Orus 8- gets pretty tall and has large thorns. Pretty productive, with reasonably sweet berries.
Black Currant (7):
Consort- given to me by my brother who doesn't like the berries (cat-pee flavor per him). We'll see. If he is right, I'll just make jam. They seem to get mildew pretty bad.
Crandall- nice yellow flowers.
Red/Pink Currant (8):
Jonkheer Van Tets
Laxton's No. 1
Pink Champagne- grew strongly after planting
Primus- fruited in the first year after bare root planting, but it was probably due to the quality of the plants more than the variety. The first year, they never leafed out and the replacements were the ones which did very well (from the same company). Fruit was OK, but WI was better.
Rodova- pretty large berry, but birds have gotten almost all of them so far.
White Imperial- Birds don't seem to eat these as much, as the plant is near Rodova and was almost untouched. Not bad- a little bland (not too sour), but pretty good. Better than Primus so far.
PF 1 Flamin Fury
#PF 15a Flamin Fury
#PF Big George
#Old Mixon Free
TangOs (NJF 16)
#^Tangos II (NJF 17)
#Ichi Ki Kei Jiro
Sour Cherry (3):
Bush Cherry (2):
Carmine Jewel- Grown has been light in the first year. One of the plants defoliated early.
Crimson Passion- This is supposed to be the shy grower, but it has done much better than Carmine Jewel. Nice leaves and strong growth.
Sweet Cherry (1):
^Persian Black Mulberry
Alpine- No runners, but is a nice full bush. Berries are only OK- small, not strongly flavored. But, they do have a very long season (normal strawberry picking time through frost...).
Ozark Beauty- Has grown well, and sends out lots of runners (which I've replanted) but not yet very productive.
^Spring Satin plumcot
^#Castleton & Seneca
^Berry Blue (Czech #17)
Blue Moon (Sergei)
#Da Mian Qui Hawthorn
Highbush Cranberry (American)
My zone is: 6b/7a SW CT
My favorite forum 1 is Fruit & Orchards.
My favorite forum 2 is Edible Landscape.
First registered on September 16,2010.