Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Ashton Cross'
Plants are thorny
Bushes have trailing canes
Fruit weight is 3 g
Berries have a conical shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of July
Ripening date (regular) - third week of August
Cold hardiness is excellent
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - United Kingdom
Current status - modern or widely used
The small to medium-size fruits (2-4 g) are grouped in large clusters. Harvest season starts in mid-to-late August, ends in the last week of September. First flowers appear on plants in the beginning of July.
Berries are juicy, have glossy black color and natural flavor of wild blackberry, but have low firm. Taste is sour mainly.
This variety can be grown as decorative fence with regular cropping.
Winter hardiness is great, winter shelters is not required for Ashton Cross.