Plants are thornless
Bushes have semi-erect canes
Berries have a ovate shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the second week of June
Ripening date (regular) - first week of August
Cold hardiness is moderate
Country of origin - United States
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
Chief Joseph bramble is middle-late fruiting cultivar. First fruit ripens at the beginning of August. Harvest season continues up to 5-6 weeks. Crop can reach up to 35 kg per plant, highly depend from agrotechnical methods, soil and weather conditions.
Fruit are large and very large - up to 25 g, have rounded shape, glossy black, collected in numerous bunches. Berries flavor is acidic-sweet, vary from weather conditions - rainy, cold and hot weather causes suspension of sugar accumulation. Frequent occurrence is acidic berries during all harvest season, while the weather and other conditions are excellent. Unripen fruit of Chief Joseph are very acidic.