Caingangue blackberry variety

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Old Brazilian prickly cultivar, similar to Tupy, with medium-sized tasty round berries

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Cherokee x Black 1

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 5 g


Berries have a rounded shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Productivity is

Productivity is 2 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 10%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - Brazil

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Blackberry Caingangue is a cross between US variety Cherokee and cultivar Black 1 (cross between Shaffer tree and Brazos), presented in 1992 by Embrapa in Brazil, today is not used for commercial production.
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 Tupy 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.

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