Monday, June 26, 2006

Cane You Tell the Difference?

Anyone out there know their berries really well?

I planted red raspberry canes last year, and though I only snagged about one of the tiny number of berries they produced the first time around, it looks like I might get a couple more this year (if the birds don't get them first).


But in the back corner of the garden, the wild canes already have fruit ripening:


I sampled one, and though the color was a deep red, the flavor was unsatisfyingly undeveloped... still tart and starchy. So I'm thinking that perhaps these "volunteers" are blackberries or black raspberries instead.

Anyone know the difference? I"d love to know!

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