Gloria blackberry variety
Sweet firmness blackberry cultivar with wild berry flavor from Poland
Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Gloria'
Variety denomination - 'Gloria', tested as NR145301
Plants are thornless
Bushes have semi-erect canes
Fruit weight is 7 g
Berries have a conical shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the fourth week of May
Ripening date (regular) - third week of July
Productivity is 2 kg per plant
Soluble solids - 12.0%
Cold hardiness is excellent
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - Poland
Current status - modern or widely used
Plants of this variety are fully thornless, semi-erect, have medium height, fruits on floricanes. Gloria is early ripening variety - middle July in the open ground and about fourth week of June in tunnels. Berries are big, average berry weight is about 7 g, reaches 10 g. Color is shiny black with little purple shade. Taste is sweet with notable flavor of wild blackberry. Unripe fruit haven't tart taste. Firmness is very good.
Gloria blackberry cultivar is not very susceptible to red drupelet disorder, spider mites, anthracnose.
Gloria's berries are dessert and very well for fresh market. Due to big tasty fruits this variety also could be useful for amateur production. Post harvesting characteristics are wonderful - fresh berries can be stolen up to 10 days in refrigerator.
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Useful Growing Guides:
Berry Soil and Nutrient Management – A Guide for Educators and Growers. M. Pritts, C. Heidenreich, L. McDermott, and J. Miller; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
High Tunnel Raspberries and Blackberries. AJ Both, Kathy Demchak, Eric Hanson, Cathy Heidenreich, Greg Loeb, Laura McDermott, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber; Cornell Cooperative Extension
Raspberry and Blackberry Production Guide. L. Bushway, M. Pritts, D. Handley; Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service Cooperative Extension, Ithaca