I am looking for.....
mhagen at NOSPAMolympus.net
Wed Nov 27 16:48:54 EST 2002
In article <paghatSPAMMERS-DIE-2711021308260001 at soggy72.drizzle.com>,
paghatSPAMMERS-DIE at netscape.net says...
> In article <894029d4.0211271038.ef1bef at posting.google.com>,
> seskridge at YAHOO.COM (Senate) wrote:
> > I am looking for blackcap berries. The scientific name is Rubus
> > leucodermis here is a link to a web site about them
> > http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/request106.asp
> > I am looking for the western variety.
> Do you want this for decorative value because of the odd pale stem color &
> low-growing habit? It's not really white-stemmed, it's pale slate. If you
> want it only for the fruit you'll likely be disappointed. They're very
> flat so you can pick 'em for an hour & not have much, they mush up before
> you can get home with them, & though they're certainly tasty they'd weigh
> in second-best compared to other raspberries. Judging by how it grows in
> the wild here, it stays short (but can spread willynilly in width) which
> might make it nice for a berry garden that has limited space or barriered
> so it won't sucker into the whole yard, but the productivity is not great
> even compared to its smallish stature. When we're berrying in the woods or
> countryside, there are some things we are not apt to harvest to bring
> home, but will eat on the spot or else ignore if there are lots of
> choices, such as blackcaps, & salmon berries, & the common thimbleberry,
> because the labor-to-harvest ratio is poor, the flavors comparatively
> bland, or they mush down under their own weight just trying to get them
> But if it's for decorative value with the fruits a lesser bonus, they do
> creep around quite prettily, rather than producing tall canes that dry out
> in homely stands. You should contact a Northwest native plant specialist
> like Wally Hansen by e-mail or letter, as such specialists could get this
> even if they never bother to put it on their regular lists. Contact
> Hansen through www.pnplant.com, or track down the Native Plant Nursery in
> Mount Vernon, WA; Pleasant Home Road Nursery in Salem OR; or Black Lake
> Nursery in Olympia WA. Or write to the Washington Native Plant Society,
> 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (www.wnps.org). WNPS has their
> own annual native plant sale at the Bellevue Botanic Garden &/or UW
> Aboretum, but also will note in the newsletter other annual native plant
> sales (such as at University of British Columbia, The Clallum County
> Conservation District in Port Angeles, King County Conservation District
> nwp sale, the Hardy Plant Society annual sale in Hillsboro Oregon, &c &c,
> many of these events being a chance for specialty nurseries to promote
> themselves & provide the public with stuff not offered in typical retail
Black cap's leaves are deep red now and look pretty nice with frost.
Berry production is minimal.
Those are good PNW leads. Where are you?
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