Bedford Giant blackberry variety

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Very thorny and very vigorous bramble cultivar with excellent winter hardiness

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

Country of origin

Country of origin - United Kingdom

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)

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 can achieve 3 m. Bedford Giant produces a lot of replacement canes.
The fruits 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.

Useful Growing Guides

Useful Growing Guides:

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