Trailing Blackberry Flavor
IÃ¢ÂÂm getting my first ripe berries from my trailing berry plants and so far IÃ¢ÂÂm not overly impressed with any of them. All of the varieties (sylvan, marion, black diamond, wild treasure, thornless and thorny boysen) have been generally tart but the flavor hasnÃ¢ÂÂt been intense. I had higher expectations based on the feedback on the forum. Could I be picking them under ripe? How long from the time they turn black or purple do you wait until picking them?
Also, are the first berries variable in their flavor? Could this just be the result of my climate?