Opinions of these varieties

john_in_scMarch 21, 2013

Hey guys,

I want to try out some different stuff this year... Here's what I am thinking...

Give me your opinions....
Taste? Astringency?
Good for cooking? Eating out of hand?
Disease/pests?

Goumi - Sweet Scarlet
Autumn Olive - Portuguese Superhero
Aronia - Viking
Gogi - Phoenix Tears
Blueberry - Reubel
Cornelian Cherry - Redstone

Thanks

This post was edited by john_in_sc on Thu, Mar 21, 13 at 14:58

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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

I have Rubel blueberry, its OK, low acid sort of bland. Good for cooking though since there is higher skin ratio due to small size. Unless its just for cooking I would get one of the newer southern highbush types instead.

Scott

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 3:43PM
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john_in_sc

Interesting... That's kinda weird... as it's advertised all over as "Super high in antioxidants" and "Strong flavor"... which would usually indicate sour/acidic....

But... I suppose the proof of the pudding is in the eating, isn't it.... I read descriptions of Red Haven peach being low/sub acid and I think to myself.... "Either all the Red Haven's in the South are mismarked - or they have never had one..."

If it's bland and watery... I am just going to put in another Rabbit Eye of some sort or another.... They seem to do well in my Battery Acid soil...

Thanks

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 5:59PM
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Noogy(6 sw mi)

Rubel is an ooooooooold variety. Get a newer one.
Check one green world for your cornelians. They have better selections. What catalog are you looking at?

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 8:06PM
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