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Article: Backyard Orcharding: Itís the Berries!!: Wild Blueberries

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Devota
Johnson City, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #6091544

I enjoyed your article on smaller fruits. I look forward to the article on Less Common Berries. Having tasted the wild blueberry I have a preference for it and wonder if it is possible to grow in a backyard setting.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

February 4, 2009
2:32 PM

Post #6091737

Thanks. I love the wild berries too. Those I have transplanted from my hillside into my garden (black raspberries) so far seem to keep the wild taste. They are too newly transplanted to have put out runners yet, so I don't know if being among the tame ones will make a difference or not. JC has such mixed elevations and microclimate pockets that you'll just have to experiment.

The article on less common berries will be next Wednesday... it has a very long name which I have now forgotten. There are a couple that approximate wild blueberries; huckleberries come immediately to mind.
Devota
Johnson City, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2009
6:55 PM

Post #6092838

Thanks. I will watch for the article. I have to confess that a neighbor [who will remain nameless in case what she did was illegal,] brought me back 5 wild blueberry plants from Alaska 2 summers ago and they didn't make it through the winter. However I have some other planting methods in mind. You know what this red clay is like here; I am thinking coco coir and containers.
Marcy_1
New Madison, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 4, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #6092921

Hi Darius! Great article! Have to disagree with you on the taste of red and black raspberries though. To me...they taste nothing alike! I grew up eating wild black raspberries...so of course that is my preference. To me...red raspberries taste like perfume smells.
Ahhh...and the blueberries. I like them all..but the little wild ones are the BEST!!!!
Huckleberries I don't care for at all.
Don't forget the elderberry either! My mother always made apple and elderberry pie. It was good! And mulberries...mmmmmmm! I used to make mulberry jelly...nothing like it! Ok...now I'm hungry again!
Keep up the good work!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

February 4, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #6093445

Thanks Marcy... I haven't had enough black raspberries yet for a good taste test...maybe this summer, I hope.

Some of the huckleberry varieties are very different from each other even though related... I also liked saskatoons (which are somewhat like a wild blueberry) . I cover mulberries and elderberries in the next overview I think... I have 3 or 4 more articles on backyard orcharding coming up.
Devota
Johnson City, TN
(Zone 6b)

February 4, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #6093560

Yippee Darius. Write on!

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