Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Bailey'
Plants are thorny
Bushes have erect canes
Fruit weight is 5 g
Berries have a conical shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of June
Ripening date (regular) - fourth week of July
Cold hardiness is good
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - United States
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
Recommended replacement - Osage
Bailey is a vigorous and productive midseason-ripening plant that has withstood the winters with very little injury. The numerous long prickles are no worse than those of the older varieties, but the fruit is borne out in the open where the pickers can reach it without much trouble, and if the rows are kept narrow, the prickles will not be too troublesome. Leaves have five large, ovate, abruptly pointed leaflets. The juicy berries are uniformly large, attractive, moderately firm, sub acid and have a good quality. They ripen with or slightly after Eldorado. Shape is cylindrical, conic at apex. Drupelets are numerous, have medium size with glossy black color. Core is soft. Bailey was recommended for trial for market and for the home garden. Bushes of Bailey are tall, upright, productive and propagating by suckers and root cuttings.