Rubus subgenus Rubus 'Evergreen Thornless'
Originated from a cross of Rubus laciniatus
Variety denomination - 'Thornless Evergreen'
Plants are thornless
Bushes have trailing canes
Fruit weight is 4 g
Berries have a rounded shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of July
Ripening date (regular) - fourth week of August
Soluble solids - 15.0%
Acidity - 1.2%
Cold hardiness is excellent
Heat tolerance is moderate
Country of origin - United States
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
Evergreen is a wonderfully ornamental plant grown on a trellis with very pretty white (pinkish) flowers in July and small berries from 3 to 6 g in the late summer and beginning of autumn. Harvest season ends at the middle of October. Bushes are very vigorous and thornless, but numerous replacement stems often have thorns. Fruit are firm and sweet, have good aroma. Blackberry Evergreen Thornless (Oregon Thornless) often used as decorative fence like maiden grapes. Great for growing in a big container and very hardy. Winter and disease resistance are great, Evergreen can be cultivated without shelters.