I really want to like Mysore Raspberries since they’re the only raspberry that does excellently in all of Florida and even deeper into the tropics.
It’s a prolific and close-to-weedy cane fruit that bears abundant quantities of blue-black fruit. I’ve written about it before in this post on growing raspberries in Florida… however, one thing I failed to mention is that the Mysore raspberries we’ve grown are somewhat lacking in flavor.
I don’t think it’s just the plants we were growing, either. When I interviewed Sandy Graves (inventor of the BoonJon composting toilet) a month or so back, he told me his Mysore raspberries were pleasant but not all that flavorful.
There’s a rich raspberry flavor to true raspberries from up north. Blackberries also have their unique rich flavor… yet the Mysore raspberries, though great producers, just don’t have “it.”
Anyone else notice this? I’m wondering if it’s a cultural or a genetic thing. If they were grown in rich soil or with less water, would they have more flavor? Or are their genetics such that they just won’t ever hold up against their temperate cousins?
I’d like to hear your experiences.