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    Default Japanese Wineberry

    Anyone grow Japanese Wineberry? I got a plant from RHS Wisley last week, and wondered if it needs any special treatment.

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    I've grown them in the past and personally I think they are a waste of space, thorny & tiny fruit. You may like them though.
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    I like them. Yes the fruit is small but very intense in flavour and lovely cooked with apples

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    Oh, with regards growing, I just treat the same as a blackberry

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    Got to move mine as in wrong place so not had any fruit for ages.

    They are very decorative when sun catches the red spines, which are harmless.

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    Thanks all. I've wanted one since I read a Bob Flowerdew book about fruit (can't find book now).

    Will just let it grow and see what I get. I understand it is self-fertile.

    I have it next to the mother of all redcurrants, which is about 8 foot by 8 foot by 8 foot, about 15 years old and produces more berries than anyone could possibly eat. I do try, though, as I really like rather tart fruits (I also eat the damsons from my 35 foot tree raw, if the pigeons don't get to them first).

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