In fact, they have the largest of any blackberry. If I wait till they are super ripe and just getting soft they are nice and sweet. I’m a snacker, hear me nom! The fruits will be smaller, but the sugars are more concentrated. Earliblue - Deliciously sweet eaten fresh, or when flavor is captured in pie or preserves. The upright plants do have thorny canes, but they produce enormous fruit. The Biggest Berries Jason planted several rows of 'Kiowa' blackberries four years ago and has trained them to grow on a trellis. Also if I wait that long the stink bugs and mocking birds eat them. Giant blueberries twice the size of regular ones are to go on sale across Britain tomorrow. Sweet berries don’t taste like much in muffins and pies, but they are delicious eaten fresh. They should be blue or blue-purple before harvest and larger berries are sweeter. New sweeter, bigger blackberries 'will be as popular as strawberries' The supersize variety is set to rival raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, supermarkets say Do not pick berries that are: White––these berries have not even begun to ripen yet. Pick them "as is" because they won't sweeten any further after picking. The general rule when it comes to blueberries is "the bigger, the sweeter". The benefits of blueberries are many, wild or cultivated. Berries are mildly tart, medium to large in size, very firm ,and retains a fresh quality longer than most other varieties. But, snacking can get thee o’waistline in trouble. Duke Blueberry - This plant blooms late, but ripens early July. I prefer the tart ones for cooking and preserving since they add a stronger flavor in baked goods. In wet years, you might get bigger berries, but they're usually a little more bland. Huckleberries - larger blue berries, a bit less sweet, common to the northern US and Canada; Saskatoons - Canadians know about Saskatoons. Wild berries are sweeter (with just the right amount of tartness) than the bigger cultivated berries. In a general sense, small berries are best for baked goods since they have less moisture, while larger berries are best for eating right off the shrub. Weather-wise, berries are actually sweeter in drier years during ripening. It is a heavy, consistent producer. My berries are huge, bigger than quarters, just shy of a half dollar so I know they are healthy and i have plenty. Start looking for good blueberries. I talk more about growing blueberries in this episode of my podcast: Growing Blueberries: Tips for Beginners & 4 Mistakes to Avoid Mistake #4: Planting your blueberries in a poorly-drained location Blueberries do not like “wet feet,” so choosing a site with good drainage is important when selecting where your blueberry bushes will grow. 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