Post by Srdjan Gavrilovic on Apr 19, 2019 15:24:55 GMT -5
In Russia there are few noted Berberis selections for edible properties (Тема, Галина, Донец, Аполлон, Ермолай). Each of them belong to different species. Mahonia aquifolium selections (Малышка, Натаха, Русалка, Тимошка, Сластена).
In Ukraine, there are selections (Безнасіннє-вий жовтий, Цу-керка 1, Цукерка 2, Цукерка 3, Безнасіннєвий червоний, Білий, Ліхтарик, Смачний, Червоний велетень). By what I could find Ukrainian selections look as the best choice for private gardens!
Iran is the most famous producer of seedless Berberis fruits. It looks like all of selections are somoclonal variations with differences coming from accumulated somatic mutations over long cultivation history. One of most distributed is selections Khorasani (خراسانی). Dry fruits can be bought in better supplied shops all around world. Also known as Zereshk. Had them and they taste great.
The only place I could find that might be selling any of those is onegreenworld.com/product-category/fruiting-shrubs/barberry/ but I couldn't validate that it is seedless. No reply to Email. I guess that it has Iranian origin considering being named with Persian name for the specie. Anyone interested in receiving few Berberis plants for free, dividing root system, keeping mother plant and forwarding root suckers? All costs covered.