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Sweet versus Tart Blackberries?

 
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Hi to all,

If there are any real fans of blackberries out there, could you describe any varieties you have tasted as being decidedly (1) Sweet  (2) Tart  (3) Neutral or complex.  Many thanks.
 
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I have grown a few sweet varieties over the years but my favorite and current type is the Prime-ark freedom.
they are very large, very sweet and very productive. Being primo-cane, they put out a massive cop over about a month in mid spring. ( on new growth). Then a heavier but slightly smaller berries in late summer to frost.  I planted 6 bushes.  This year I got about a gallon of berries every other day for several weeks.  They have now started flowering on the lateral branches for my later crop.  They are erect plants very tall and thornless.
 I have had brix readings of 15 on these blackberries. They make great wine, syrup and jelly .  I highly recommend them
 
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Thanks Ralph, I have to look into that one.
 
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