Ashton Cross blackberry variety

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True wild blackberries flavor, great winter hardiness and high yield of small berries

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Ashton Cross'

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have trailing canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 3 g


Berries have a conical shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Flowering on floricanes starts in the

Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of July

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - third week of August

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is excellent

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United Kingdom

Current status

Current status - modern or widely used

Ashton Cross has been selected from wild blackberries by Long Ashton Research Station. Blackberry Ashton Cross is thorny, vigorous, high-yielding cultivar with long and thin, but strong stems.
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.

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