Castilla (Andean berry) blackberry variety

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Wild blackberry cultivar from Andean highland intertropical regions

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have semi-erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 6 g

Shape

Berries have a conical shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Productivity is

Productivity is 2.5 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 9.4%

Acidity

Acidity - 0.4%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - Ecuador

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)


Andean blackberry (Castilla blackberry) is a traditional crop grown by small and medium producers in the highland intertropical region such as Columbia, Ecuador and other Andean countries. Fruit is medium-large, has rounded shape, reaches a size up to 20 mm in diameter. Plants are look like perennial bush-vine growing to 3 m in height. The stems are cylindrical, long, erect, without villi, light green, red or dark brown and with prickly spines curved gradually tapering from base to tip. Sometimes the stems are covered by a kind of blue-white powder. The inflorescences are lax and condensed, with 15 to 22 flowers and thorny pedicels without villi. Yield is about 5 t/ha. Averaged berry weight is between 4 and 7 g. Ripen fruit have moderate firmness and are juicy. Berry shape and appearance is from hairy to glabrous, red or black, from oblong to rounded, with recurved sepals and with 70 to 100 drupelets per berry. They are dark-red or purple when ripe and have a unique, heady, pleasant aroma and bittersweet flavor. Andean blackberry is very popular and exported as frozen semi-finished or dried product.
Castilla requires pruning to encourage production.

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Reviews of the variety Castilla (Andean berry)

Review from [CONOCIENDO A MI JAGUA BELLA JAGUA DE IBIRICO]

CULTIVO DE MORA VARIEDAD CASTILLA
 

Review from [FERNANDO C]

RÁPIDA VISUALIZACIÓN DEL CULTIVO DE MORA DE CASTILLA
 

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