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    Speaking personally, I prefer to see photos on the thread. You Tube Videos are too time consuming to watch - as I get sidetracked onto other Vids.
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    Yes I know what you mean, I just watched a 10 minute video on grafting while having no intention of doing so
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    Hi and welcome to the vine,

    That is a rather impressive starter list. Unfortunately, I am ripping my goji and honeyberries out this year IMO they are not even worthy ornamentals let alone veg. Hopefully you will have better experiences than me.

    Other fruit to consider

    Rhubarb (not unusual to gardeners but a big money saver over shop bought)
    Currants red/white and black
    Gooseberries red/green/yellow
    Framberry (strawberry with a hint of raspberry taste)
    Loganberry
    Thornless blackberry
    Fig
    Trained trees

    Yes, I know once you start the list just gets bigger

    Have fun. I look forward to your progress
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    Thanks NG, I'm hoping the honeyberry come good, could probably do with another variety as I've heard they produce better with different variety's about, goji is a gamble but figured why not...
    I am going for fruits that can be plucked and eaten straight away, Rhubarb doesn't interest me, currents are too tarty (and my parents grow those on their allotment so no shortage), the Jostaberry is a gooseberry cross with currents so that kills 2 birds with 1 stone so to speak as I'm not a massive gooseberry fan either, if the jostaberries aren't to my liking they can go to my parents for jams/cakes/bakes, I don't do figs and there are that many blackberry bushes growing wild around me, I would consider it a waste of space to grow my own, the Framberry sounds interesting though
    I just planted in my Chilean Guava yesterday, I have 2 varieties of that and am hoping they produce well, they sound interesting, anyone on here growing some and can speak about the fruits? Here is the video of planting my Guava showing the different types I have.

    https://youtu.be/uaMBcLC6_JY
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    Hi UFG, you probably don't know this yet but we don't upload videos on here as it causes problems for members. http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...eos_91471.html

    You might like to delete your video before a Mod comes along as does it for you.
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    What about Loganberry, Youngberry, Boysenberry, Worcesterberry?
    They can all be eaten straight from the plant.
    Then there's summer and autumn fruiting raspberries. Which do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Hi UFG, you probably don't know this yet but we don't upload videos on here as it causes problems for members. http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...eos_91471.html
    I never noticed that, I can't seem to edit the post but I'll keep it in mind for future posts thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    What about Loganberry, Youngberry, Boysenberry, Worcesterberry?
    They can all be eaten straight from the plant.
    Then there's summer and autumn fruiting raspberries. Which do you have?
    I have Boysenberry on my watchlist but needed to see what space I'd have left (if any), I heard Tayberry is sweeter than Loganberry and I have 2 Tay's along with one at work which must have been there 20-30 years which has basically turned into a Huge Tayberry tree .
    I hadn't heard of the Worcesterberry but looking it up, it sounds similar to Jostaberry which I have 3 of, it also sounds very thorny which I've tried to avoid for picking comfort. Youngberry sounds interesting and may also be added to my watchlist. Good suggestions though, a couple I hadn't heard of which I'll remember.
    I have both summer and autumn raspberries, malling admiral and autumn bliss but they are nothing more than rooted single cane cuttings at the moment
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    For anyone interested in the videos, here are the 2 Tayberry I've planted, looking forward to some juice berries from these in the next few years (or hopefully sooner)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHcO_4zGWgI

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