Has anyone planted "Wild Treasure" blackberries?


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Warm greetings.

When I was picking berries at the u pick farms this summer for jam I came across "Wild Treasure" blackberries. I read up on them and they are a relatively new cultivar developed in Corvallis, Oregon.

I found the berries delicious. Which was surprising because I don't usually like blackberries (too sweet). But these had an excellent flavor.

Has anyone else heard of these or planted them? If you did plant them, how did they fare?
 
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I just read that they are a new strain of trailing and thorn less berry devoloped by the US ministry of Ag,' apparently as a small berry ideally so as can be harvested by commercial machine.It is supposed that the smaller fruit is of superior quality.
 
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That sounds about right. They were derived from the pacific northwest wild blackberry (as opposed to the himalayan blackberry).

I was thinking of trying to pick up a couple of them in the spring and was hoping other folks have had experience growing them.
 
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I guess I should have updated this. I put those plants in last year and I now am getting a small fruit crop. They aren't ripe yet but.... they don't look like the ones I got from the u pick farm. They are larger and not as conically shaped. I don't know if I am not remembering properly or whether the nursery screwed up and sent me the wrong plants.

I would compare them to the u pick farm but... I don't think they have them anymore. And as far as I can tell it is not a popular variety for commercial growing. At least I can't find any farms in the Portland metro area of Oregon that has them.

I really enjoyed the flavor and texture of those berries and was hoping to grow my own.

I expect the berries will ripen in a couple of weeks and then I can taste test them.
 

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