Caddo blackberry variety
Wonderful thornless blackberry variety with Prime-Ark 45 as one of the parent
Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Caddo'
Originated from a cross of Prime-Ark 45 x A-2108T
Variety denomination - 'Caddo', tested as A-2428T
Plants are thornless
Bushes have erect canes
Fruit weight is 8 g
Berries have a rounded shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of May
Ripening date (regular) - third week of June
Productivity is 5 kg per plant
Soluble solids - 10.2%
Acidity - 1.01%
Cold hardiness is good
Heat tolerance is moderate
Country of origin - United States
Patent US PP33,115 P2 dated May 30, 2021
Current status - modern or widely used
|10% bloom||April 28||April 24||April 26||April 20|
|50% bloom||May 3||April 30||May 2||April 25|
|First||June 10||June 13||June 15||June 8|
|Peak||June 23||June 22||July 3||June 18|
|Last||July 14||July 20||July 20||July 7|
|Fruit weight, g/berry|
Is blackberry Caddo sweet?
How to cultivate blackberry Caddo?
2. Include annual spring nitrogen (N) fertilization (about 56 kg/ha) using ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3);
3. Summer tipping of primocanes at 1.1 m;
4. Sprinkler irrigation apply as needed;
5. Use dormant pruning;
6. A single application of liquid lime sulfur (94 L/ha) each spring at budbreak for control of anthracnose.
What diseases is blackberry Caddo resistant to?
What diseases is blackberry variety Caddo vulnerable to?
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