Anastasia Wyeberry blackberry variety

Rating [ 5 ]

This blackberry and raspberry hybrid with very flavorful fruits is more productive than Tayberry and Loganberry

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have trailing canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 10 g

Shape

Berries have a rounded shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Flowering on floricanes starts in the

Flowering on floricanes starts in the fourth week of April

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - second week of June

Productivity is

Productivity is 6 kg per plant

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is moderate

Country of origin

Country of origin - United States

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)


Anastasia Wyeberry (group of weyberries) is a cross between eastern and western American wild blackberries with red raspberry hybrids and native species.
These plants are very similar to Tayberries, although Wyeberries are much more productive. The dark-red (or with a purple tint) fruits are very flavorful, cohesive, relatively firm and very large (3-4 cm in length, up to 15 g in weight per berry). Anastasia Wyeberry plants are moderately thorny, very vigorous and more cold hardy than Tayberry and Loganberry. Bushes have creeping habit and need a good strong trellis, because yield is very high by total weight. But fruit quantity is not numerous. Blooming starts in late April, harvesting season is early - first berries ripen in the second week of June. Pests and disease resistant is very good. Anastasia Wyeberry likes sun places, but heat tolerance is fair.

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Reviews of the variety Anastasia Wyeberry

Review from [DREW51]

I bought 7 blackberry or blackberry/raspberry hybrids this year. The smallest put in was the wyeberry at only 4 inches, one cane, which grew to 6 inches and produced 14 berries!! 3 primocanes were also produced, but the longest is only 4 feet. Most of the others planted have 6 foot or longer primocanes. So it's not a very vigorous grower. Hard to say as the original plant was so darn small!
Sorry no photos, I was too interested in tasting them and ate them before I took any pictures. Some are still ripening and I will take a pic.
They are red in color, firm,and probably taste like tayberries. Unlike tayberries they are very firm. The fruit is quite tart unless left to ripen to death.
The flavor is rich and I keep thinking with the tartness will make some excellent jam. If left on the cane longer, it does sweeten up. One can tell when ripe as it turns from rock hard to slightly soft. Size of the wyeberry is decent too.
Most of the canes on my blackberries that were bare root florocanes did produce fruit. Many new primocanes are also being produced. In ground these plants are very prolific although growth was slow at first, and currently is growing like crazy! Triple Crown has been described as a good berry, decent. I must say if this is a middle of the road berry then I'm excited, as the flavor for me was fantastic!
Having for years only being able to eat store bought blackberries, even plants reported as having a poor taste are probably light years ahead of anything I tasted.
I can't wait to next year to get a much larger harvest.
I'm going to add more blackberry plants too, make room somewhere.
On a side note I foraged a bunch of wild blackberries. they are super small. Smaller than domestic raspberries. So tart almost inedible raw. But the jam made from them was declared the best I ever made by family and friends. it reminds me I need rich flavored but high acid berries. The early or barely ripe wyeberry fits this bill perfectly.
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