Black Satin blackberry variety
Old strong thornless semi-creeping variety with juicy fruit and long blooming and harvesting period
Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Black Satin'
Originated from a cross of SIUS 47 x Thornfree
Variety denomination - 'Black Satin'
Black Satin is the parent for Čačanska bestrna
Plants are thornless
Bushes have semi-erect canes
Fruit weight is 4 g
Berries have a conical shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the second week of June
Ripening date (regular) - fourth week of July
Productivity is 15 kg per plant
Cold hardiness is good
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - United States
Current status - modern or widely used
Flowers are pink when opened, after a few days they fade to white. Berries are collected in brushes of 10-15 pcs, the number of brushes is very large. The flowering begins in early June. Blooming period is very long.
First berries ripen in late July or early August (vary from weather conditions and region), harvest season ends until late autumn. Due to the very long harvesting, some fruit will not have time to ripen.
Berries are medium size (from 3 to 4 g), at the ends of the canes - much larger, up to 7-8 g. Fruit are beautiful, have rounded elongated shape and glossy black color. Unripe berries have an acid taste, while in appearance they look ripe. Ripe berries are very soft, juicy and cannot be transported. Black Satin fruit must be harvested every 3-4 days, otherwise the fruits are easily affected by grey mold.
The yield of Black Satin is high, up to 10-15 kg per plant, and with right agricultural technology up to 25 kg.
Black Satin can be compared to Thorhfree, both varieties are very similar to each other. Like Thornfree, fruit of this variety can be used for wine production.
The Black Satin variety has good frost resistance up to minus 18 C.
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Useful Growing Guides:
Berry Soil and Nutrient Management – A Guide for Educators and Growers. M. Pritts, C. Heidenreich, L. McDermott, and J. Miller; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
High Tunnel Raspberries and Blackberries. AJ Both, Kathy Demchak, Eric Hanson, Cathy Heidenreich, Greg Loeb, Laura McDermott, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber; Cornell Cooperative Extension
Raspberry and Blackberry Production Guide. L. Bushway, M. Pritts, D. Handley; Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service Cooperative Extension, Ithaca