Bababerry Raspberry – Evaluation
Q: I read Bababerry raspberry is supposed to be more heat tolerant because they fruit later after summer heat has gone down somewhat. I believe they were bred in Southern California. Well, only two of the five plants I planted lived, but the two that lived are very healthy and one of them fruited heavily. But talk about a late variety: I got my FIRST crop in early December! The fruit is large and has very good flavor.
A: Thanks for the evaluation! My guess is that this variety is not well-adapted to your conditions. As you note, it was developed in California from a an individual plant that outperformed others in a field. It liked conditions there but maybe not so much in GA. Keep me updated on any developments!