Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Brazos'
Plants are thorny
Bushes have semi-erect canes
Fruit weight is 8 g
Berries have a rounded shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the second week of April
Ripening date (regular) - first week of June
Cold hardiness is low
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - United States
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
Recommended replacement - Osage
The stems are semi-straight, vigorous, thorny. Plants are very productive and have very early ripening fruit. The flowers are white, large, have five leaflets and their flowering is simultaneous. It starts, usually, in the second week, achieves peak in flowering in the last week of April. First berries ripen at the beginning of June. Fruits are juicy and large, soft, attractive and unified, typically 8 g, tastes sweet with an intense floral aroma. The taste is sweet-acid, but it stands out acidity and a little astringency. Color is jet-black.
The Brazos blackberry bushes is drought and heat resistant, but has low winter hardiness. The rest period is about 300 hours. Brazos fruit are poorly suited for storage. Good disease tolerance.