Let's Share our Favorite Soft Fruits: Blueberries and Strawberries

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Let's Share our Favorite Soft Fruits

By dave
June 7, 2014

Welcome to Soft Fruits week! Blackerries, raspberries, strawberries and more. What are you growing, and which cultivars do you think everyone else should grow?

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Aug 5, 2015 5:18 PM CST
I've been growing organic blueberries and strawberries and have a couple of recommendations:

BlueRay blueberries
AllStar Strawberries

Blueberries
The flavor of the BlueRay blueberries is superior to the Patriot blueberries in my garden (although both are good) and they are so SWEET! They are also bigger than the Patriot blueberries, which I like.

Strawberries
I'm currently growing 3 types of strawberries, but only two have produced berries for me this year. Between Allstar and Ft. Laramie, I prefer the AllStar ones for their more consistent shape. (I can't comment on the flavor because the birds took the first couple of Ft. Laramie strawberries and I'm waiting for the rest to ripen...they took longer to ripen than Allstar.)

Hopefully next year I will have a LOT more recommendations to give. I wasn't able to get most of my berry bushes last year, so I'll be ordering them this fall to harvest them next year, hopefully! I already purchased a young marionberry bush, cherry trees, raspberry bush, and plum tree early this spring. Give it a few years, guys, and I'll be swimming in fruits! (I can't wait!!!!)
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Aug 5, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Thank you, Dave!! Smiling

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