Caingangue blackberry variety
Old Brazilian prickly cultivar, similar to Tupi, with medium-sized tasty round berries
Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Caingangue'
Originated from a cross of Cherokee x Black 1
Variety denomination - 'Caingangue'
Caingangue is the parent for Caingua
Plants are thorny
Bushes have erect canes
Fruit weight is 5 g
Berries have a rounded shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Productivity is 2 kg per plant
Soluble solids - 10%
Cold hardiness is low
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - Brazil
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
Recommended replacement - Caingua
Plants of this cultivar have vigorous erect stems. Canes are thorny. Budding occurs in the first dozen of August and the harvest extends from the second week of November to mid-December (sometimes until the end of December) in South Hemisphere. An average fruit production per plant ranges from 1.5 to 3 kg, and the average weight of fruits is between 5 and 6 g. Fruits of Caingangue have a rounded (unified during harvest season) shape and medium firmness. The taste is sweet-acidic with of soluble solids greater than 9° Brix, being able to reach close to 11° Brix (similar to Tupi blackberry). Color of fruit is glossy black.
Caingangue cultivar was recommended for fresh market due it's taste. The rest period is low, about 200 hours.
Is blackberry Caingangue sweet?
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