Bedford Giant blackberry variety

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Very thorny and very vigorous bramble cultivar with excellent winter hardiness

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Bedford Giant'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Self of Veitchberry

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have trailing canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 6 g


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 second week of June

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - fourth week of July

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 - obsolete or rarely used

Recommended replacement

Recommended replacement - Columbia Giant

Blackberry Bedford Giant is middle-late fruiting variety that starts the blackberry picking season bearing fruit from late July to August. This variety was bred in Great Britain. Bedford Giant is very vigorous plant, very thorny. Thorns are everywhere, thorns locate even on the back side of the leaves. The length of stems is about 3 m.
Bedford Giant produces a lot of replacement canes.
The fruit are borne in large clusters and are medium-large, round and soft with a good flavour. Transportability is low. Despite the name of cultivar, Bedford Giant, berries are medium-large, about 6 g. Berries are bright black in color. Taste and flavor is similar to wild blackberries.
Winter hardiness is high, up to minus 23 C.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Bedford Giant resistant to?

Bedford Giant is resistant to most fungal diseases
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Bedford Giant vulnerable to?

No susceptibility to spicific pests or diseases has been observed for Bedford Giant
Useful Growing Guides

Useful Growing Guides:

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