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Have been growing these for about 8 years, when ever they were first released. The second year I had the problem of no taste, but after that they have been producing great every year for the whole summer. The flavor is great. I do have some double berries but not a big problem.TFal
Pete did a great service to us by developing this everbearing variety. Sorry he has passed.
Planted these Niwot berry's last spring after the frost. Initial growth was slow, but I watered them throughout the very dry summer and the plants grew to over 4' canes. Canes are very small diameter (less than a pencil) and there was no fruit the first year at all. I have pruned the canes back to 3 feet in length and am hoping for some fruit this year.Chuck
Niwot Yields were incredible Compare to other varieties in pints per plant. Large well branched kanes on second year plants. TastyDon
had high hopes for a fall complement to the mac black and jewel I raise and sell early and midseason. the plants all survived and produced well both early and late crop. however the berries were totally tasteless. so much so that I could not risk selling them at the market. such a shame. bush hogging them and plowing up the roots this fall.JAMES A
These raspberries had a high yield the second year. Colorado had a very hot summer and the plants survived and produced very well.Treva H
Yes, the plants are large, vigorous, and productive. The berries are very large but most of them are incompletely twinned which causes some trouble picking. But the main problem is that in my climate conditions the berries are completely tasteless, even if picked under-ripe, which you would expect would at least give something tart. I grow for a handful of chefs at high-end restaurants. After tasting samples, a 5-star chef said "any food can be made to taste good, but this would take so much effort it isn't worth doing". Since my customers are selecting purely for flavor, not shipping or processing qualities, this is not a plant for my garden. I don't know what it tastes like when grown in other conditions, but I would not rate the flavor as grown here as even "fair". Maybe it's a plant for maritime conditions? A real shame, because if they gave full-flavored fruit like Bristol/Munger in the fall, my customers would snap up every berry they produced.Coop