Čačanska bestrna blackberry variety

Rating [ 5 ]

High yielding cultivar with yields over 28000 kg/ha even in an extensive growing conditions

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Čačanska bestrna'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Dirksen Thornless x Black Satin

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 9 g


Berries have a conical shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Productivity is

Productivity is 13 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 9.7%


Acidity - 1.15%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is excellent

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - Serbia

Current status

Current status - modern or widely used

Blackberry variety Čačanska bestrna was bred by Dr. Miloljub Stanisavljević from the cross Dirksen Thornless and Black Satin. The cultivar was released in 1998.
Čačanska bestrna is vigorous plant. It produces 4−5 strong thornless canes, curved from the middle, with short internodes. Primocanes are developing from the base of shoots. It is high yielding cultivar with yields over 28000 kg/ha even in an extensive growing conditions. It is resistant to fungal disease, that causes yellow rust of leaves and shoots. In many years of trials very rare damages caused by the influence of low winter temperatures have been reported.
Berries are very big, shiny black, firm, long and have cylindrical shape. Average berry weight is about 9 g, while some fruits reach 15 g. Fruits of Čačanska bestrna are very sweet and aromatic. Čačanska bestrna starts vegetation mid-early and flower mid-late. It has a shorter ripening period so that all fruit ripe well. Easy to peak, and harvesting should be performed in a timely manner. It is suitable for fresh market, freezing and processing.
In compared trials with blackberries Black Satin, Thornfree and Dirksen Thornless, carried out in different environmental conditions, Čačanska bestrna has shown remarkable results in terms of yield and fruit quality, as well as to disease resistance and winter frosts.

Čačanska bestrna  sweet?

Is blackberry Čačanska bestrna sweet?

Čačanska bestrna blackberries have a balanced sour-sweet flavor
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