My first wyeberry and elsewhere
I bought 7 blackberry or blackberry/raspberry hybrids this year. The smallest put in was the wyeberry at only 4 inches, one cane, which grew to 6 inches and produced 14 berries!! 3 primocanes were also produced, but the longest is only 4 feet. Most of the others planted have 6 foot or longer primocanes. So it's not a very vigorous grower. Hard to say as the original plant was so darn small!
Sorry no photos, I was too interested in tasting them and ate them before I took any pictures. Some are still ripening and I will take a pic.
They are red in color, firm,and probably taste like tayberries. Unlike tayberries they are very firm. The fruit is quite tart unless left to ripen to death.
The flavor is rich and I keep thinking with the tartness will make some excellent jam. If left on the cane longer, it does sweeten up. One can tell when ripe as it turns from rock hard to slightly soft. Size of the wyeberry is decent too.
Most of the canes on my blackberries that were bare root florocanes did produce fruit. Many new primocanes are also being produced. In ground these plants are very prolific although growth was slow at first, and currently is growing like crazy! Triple Crown has been described as a good berry, decent. I must say if this is a middle of the road berry then I'm excited, as the flavor for me was fantastic!
Having for years only being able to eat store bought blackberries, even plants reported as having a poor taste are probably light years ahead of anything I tasted.
I can't wait to next year to get a much larger harvest.
I'm going to add more blackberry plants too, make room somewhere.
On a side note I foraged a bunch of wild blackberries. they are super small. Smaller than domestic raspberries. So tart almost inedible raw. But the jam made from them was declared the best I ever made by family and friends. it reminds me I need rich flavored but high acid berries. The early or barely ripe wyeberry fits this bill perfectly.