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Last post 23-05-2008 10:50 PM by Phot's-Moll. 8 replies.

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  • 22/05/2008 01:16 PM
    • David
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  • 22/05/2008 02:20 PM
    • Phot's-Moll
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    I've read about them and thought they sounded good, but that 'pleasant' has put me right off. Even the most standard lettuce is usually described by the seed merchants as 'delicous sweet flavour and delightfully crisp texture'. Pleasant sounds like marketing speak for 'some people can eat it without vomitting'.

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  • 22/05/2008 03:50 PM
    • David
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  • 22/05/2008 04:27 PM
    • Digger
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    My mate grows jostaberries and they are really nice to eat, they are like a blueberry only bigger and they have a taste not unlike blueberry with a hint of blackcurrant. The fruits are quite a lot bigger than blueberries or currants but if you decide to grow them a fruit cage is a good idea, one year two blackbirds kept getting into the berries through a gap of some sort in the cage, we never found how they got in but each morning the cheeky beggars were in there and they didn't find their own way out, so we had to shoe them out each morning via the doorway, this went on for weeks the birds soon knew that we would be letting them go each morning, it was funny but the downsside was they decimated the entire crop! lesson learned new fruit cage erected!

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  • 22/05/2008 04:28 PM
    • eastwood
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    Try seedless grape vines Vannessa and Himrod, also honeyberries like blueberries but do not need acid soil and goji plants are avalible too at Eastwood Plant Centre in Glos with an amazing variety of fruit in Autum with mail order

  • 23/05/2008 06:53 AM
    • David
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  • 23/05/2008 09:33 AM
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    For moderately exotic fruits, troublefree fruits, consider japanese wineberry and worcesterberry.

    And there is nothing to stop you raising goji berries from seeds - people tell me they have extracted seeds from dried fruits and grown these with success.

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  • 23/05/2008 03:55 PM
    • David
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  • 23/05/2008 10:50 PM
    • Phot's-Moll
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    I used to have a japanese wineberry in a previous garden. They taste really really good. They look great too - very vivid colour. I believe we're supposed to eat lots of different colours? 

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