ScottfSmith, question about berries
I was looking at your page, which is extremely educational, and I noticed that you say, "I prefer the taste of "west coast" blackberries such as Marion, but it is not hardy enough for me. So, I am trialing several of the new western berries to find a few that are both hardy and tasty. So far failures include Black Pearl (not hardy), Metolius (taste mediocre), Tayberry (goes from too sour to mush so it has no good picking window). Triple Crown is a great berry that I grew for several years but am not growing now."
I too love marionberries. Have you found anything that is similar that is hardy enough? How are Black Diamond working for you?