My Ouachita's are finally coming in!

mrsg47(7)August 9, 2014

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Lovely, Mrs. G! How do they taste? Are they sweet, tartish, have a nice classic blackberry taste? They look REALLY dark.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 8:39PM
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Hoosier! They are intensly flavored with 'true' blackberry' flavor with a bit of tartness at the end, sweet at the beginning. Truly good. Thanks! Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 8:44PM
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bob_z6(6b/7a SW CT)

My Ouachitas are almost done for the season, with Triple Crown in the middle of its season. I don't think I'd say Ouachita is "intensely flavored"- it is more mild and sweet, while Triple Crown has a more intense flavor. I brought some to work and opinion was divided. I like TC better, but am not as unhappy with Ouachita as during the first season or two.

On an unhappy note, I found my first SWD in blackberries today. They haven't gotten too bad yet this year, but it will probably come soon.

Pic- a quart of berries from earlier today. Mostly Triple Crown, with the first 3 Anne raspberries of the fall.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 3:18AM
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Congrats MrsG47 on your harvest!

I would second bob_z6 though on the Ouachita not being "intensely flavored" or at least mine were not. Ouachita is a good variety and they are mildly sweet when fully ripe. Mine are finished for the season as well. Fruit flies started showing up during the last week of July so I had a bring them and Triple Crown to a close for the season.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 10:00AM
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Thanks guys. This is my first year with triple crown, so I didn't have many. blackberries grow very well, where I live. I am always amazed at the size of the berries. I just love blackberries! Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 11:52AM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Looking at your photo MrsG some of those could have used more vine time. But if you're making jam, I would pick them as you did. They will sweeten more on the vine.
I'm harvesting Natchez now, my last plant, well Chester and others have a few berries. Anyway they are rated as good not great, but to tell the truth I think they are a lot better than I expected so I'm happy.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 4:39PM
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Drew they are headed for the jam pot! I pick at least two cups day, which by the size of the fruit is about twelve berries! They are huge.and very juicy too. I cannot wait to plant more next year. i now see visions of my rose garden turning into productive 'berry and tree land'. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:24AM
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