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27/02/2014 at 23:12

Hi,

I recently got a book about fruit for my birthday and having skimmed it came across the japanese wineberry, which I had never heard of before, but seems very interesting.

Does anyone have any experience of growing this please? We have half of a 8' x 4' raised bed, south-east facing, which is tantalisingly empty at the moment. Is a japanese wineberry a good choice?

Thanks

28/02/2014 at 12:23

I discovered one when I took over my allotment. It is currently(pruned) 4' wide and 6' high trained on the side of my fruit cage. So you need some room to grow them. The berries are deep red in clusters like a small raspberry in size and tart in taste. They provide an alternative to all the soft fruit that we grow. Given your plot size, I would consider some alternatives

28/02/2014 at 14:09
Trying to find one for sale that you can look at before purchasing may be a problem...
28/02/2014 at 22:00

Thanks for the advice OldCompostHeap.

01/03/2014 at 16:15

At the present time, my Wineberry looks dead, but will spring into life soon. So looking at one now will be dissappointing.

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