The mild winter and now the recent heat has led to a very early season for our berry crops. The Raspberries are ahead about 3 weeks from last season with the berries being of a smaller size. Varieties currently at or just past peak include Prelude, Encore, and Boyne.
The blueberries are 2-3weeks ahead with what looks to be a good crop. Sugar content and flavor are developing nicely. ‘Duke’ is our earliest variety and has some of the largest berries. So far ‘Ka Bluey’ is the favorite of evaluators. Sugar content on the varieties currently range from 11-18%.This article was posted in Berries, Fruit, garden update, Plant Development and tagged 2012, blueberries, interns, Jun 25, madison, organic, plant development, raspberries, sugar content, University Display Gardens, University of Wisconsin, wisconsin.