Fantasia blackberry variety

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Superb vigor of plants, very long stems and incredible yield on your hedgerow

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus fruticosus 'Fantasia'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Merton Thornless x Himalayan

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Fantasia'

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have trailing canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 7 g


Berries have a rounded shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Flowering on floricanes starts in the

Flowering on floricanes starts in the second week of July

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - third week of August

Productivity is

Productivity is 15 kg per plant

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is excellent

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United Kingdom

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Fantasia blackberry variety was discovered growing on an allotment in Surrey (South England), and thought to be a cross between Merton Thornless and Himalayan Giant. The canes of Fantasia have superb vigor, they are thick, very thorny, trailing, dramatically long (up to 10 m) and bear outstanding yield of large fruit (6-8 g each, up to 25 kg per plant). Canes have the fantastical ability to cling on the vertical walls, fencings and trellis, even try to take root. The cropping season begins at the end of August, finishes at the end of September. Fruit have excellent flavor of wild blackberry. Can be used as safeguard hedgerow, but it requires constant pruning and forming. Winter resistance is about minus 23 C.

Useful Growing Guides

Useful Growing Guides:

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