I’m having a small Blackberry disaster. I got very excited when I saw the first Blackberries ripening and couldn’t wait to try them. Quite a few ripened at the same time and one was so ripe it dropped off the plant! So I knew it was time to start picking them.
They were so plump and juicy, and very big too. I picked a good handful of them and trotted off into the house to show them to under-gardener. Then I tasted one… um… that must have been an off one. Try another. Err…nope this one doesn’t taste good either. In fact, none of them tasted good. Not good at all. I wouldn’t say they tasted bad, no not bad, they just tasted of nothing. Yes, that was it, nothing! And, let’s face it, in reference to Blackberries, ‘nothing’ is not a good look.
I’m completely thrown. Why would my perfectly gorgeous Blackberries taste of nothing? Why, why would they do that to me? I mean, it’s not like I’ve got my jam-making equipment at the ready or anything!
I’ve wracked my brains. Is it lack of sun? Bad pollination? Rubbish variety (Bramble)? Just the way cultivated Blackberries taste? I’m clutching at straws now. The big question – should I give it another year or should I dig the blighter up and buy another, better-tasting one instead?