Brazos blackberry variety

Rating [ 4 ]

The proven cultivar, which had been the standard in Texas for 35 years

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Brazos'

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have semi-erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 8 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 April

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - first week of June

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is low

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United States

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Recommended replacement

Recommended replacement - Osage

Brazos blackberry launched by Texas A&M University in 1959. Resulted from second generation of crossing originating selection between Lawton and Nessberry, selected in 1950. Brazos cultivar had been the standard in Texas for many years.
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.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Brazos resistant to?

Brazos is resistant to most fungal diseases
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Brazos vulnerable to?

No susceptibility to spicific pests or diseases has been observed for Brazos
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Brazos Blackberry Plant