Agate blackberry variety

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Floricane-fruiting mid-summer ripening cultivar from Russia

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have semi-erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 4 g


Berries have a conical shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Begins to bloom in the

Begins to bloom in the fourth week of May

Harvest season starts in the

Harvest season starts in the second week of July

Productivity is

Productivity is 2000 kg from ha

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 8.1%


Acidity - 1.8%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is excellent

Country of origin

Country of origin - Russian Federation


Patent 8074 dated December 03, 2015

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)

Agate blackberry variety was bred in Russia.
This variety has an mid-summer ripening period (produces fruit in mid-July), bears fruit on floricanes. The stems are semi-erect, completely thornless. The bushes of Agate are vigorous, but the number of replacement stems is low. Floricanes have a dark purple color with a brown tinge. Primocanes have a purple color. Fruit laterals are slightly pubescent, with a little waxy coating. Stems and laterals are covered with a lot of small hairs.
The leaves of the Agate blackberry are large, dark green in color, slightly twisted. The flowers are white, large. Fruit are covered with a hairs.
Average fruit weight is 4 g, individual specimens can reach 6 g, shape is conical, color is black with glossy. Agate blackberry cant present of a sweet taste (the taste is sweet and sour with a pronounced sourness), the soluble solids content is low - about 80 g/litre, while the acid content reaches 18 g/litre. There is no pronounced aroma at ripen fruits. The berries are soft, the skin can be easily damaged. Yield is low, about 2 t/ha.
Winter hardiness is excellent, up to minus 23 C. Disease resistance is moderate.

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