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Raspberry ~ Rubus

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6 responses

  1. Give me Raspberry , Strawberries , Blackberries, or any berries, ANY TIME ANY WERE. 😀

    Unfortunately, last summer, I had to pull out AND POISON THE SHOOTS of one of my wild blackberries bushes, it was going mad 😀

    July 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    • me too love berries, and am out of all types from last season. i am lucky to have wild raspberries in wood line across road. if you can forage wild berries they are always better and have natural pectin for preserving.

      the round up they spray on crops will kill berry bushes, so be careful where you plant

      July 3, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      • Yup, ME too, love every berry , that’s why I kept my wild blackberry , but IT GREW AND GREW and GREW, till I had to kill it all…Okay in the bush or farm ..Never mind 😀

        July 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      • i know they are very invasive, at least the wild ones. i tried once to grow cultivated raspberry bush and put it near treeline well the farmer’s roundup over spray wiped them out before they even had chance to settle in, so now i just stick to foraging. am lucky to have wild raspberries, blackberries and concord grapes close by for foraging. other berries, peaches, apples, i do the u pick farms. after redesigning the yard expense am thinking of few fruit trees here, we’ll see how the finances go 😉

        July 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm

  2. While you just mentioned wild grapes, I bought some special seeds couple months ego for my new veggies garden ( 10 in a pack only 😀 for $ 1.50 ). The name is ” Mahonia Repens “, or as they are known as ( Oregon Grapes )…Small dwarf ground cover like, wild variety, native to America, Blue edible berries . Just planted 4 seeds in the seedling tray for spring. ( Instructions say plant seeds in winter, and they will shot in spring 😀 )…Let’s see
    Curios how it will taste 😉 also, tho I forgot, I must read the whole page I printed on them, they have some medicinal purpose too .

    July 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    • they sound good, be interested to see how they come up. would love to have small grape arbor somewhere here for food and eye appeal both, love grape vines for decor.

      July 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm

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