Monday, November 19, 2012

Fall colors Part 2

Blackberries have beautiful fall colors! AgriBerry Farm in Virginia posted this picture to their Facebook site this past weekend and I asked Anne Geyer, an owner of the farm to send me a copy. According to Anne the 2 (3?) left rows are Triple Crown, then 4 rows of Kiowa and to the right of that is a row Chester. This is a great example of how blackberry plants add beauty to the fall landscape.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Emergence of Blackberry as a World Crop

Drs. Chad Finn and John Clark review the history, recent crop expansion and production innovations of the blackberry industry in this easy to read article recently published in Chronica Horticulturae. Go to pages 13-18 in the link below.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall colors

Fall colors (and flavors) in the raspberry fields.  Photo: Absalom Heatwole Shank
Here are a few berries from one of my research sites. Just like the trees, raspberries have great color in the fall. These are berries picked from the seedling field yesterday. Not all are commercial quality, but they are sure fun to have around. I love my job!