Guarani blackberry variety

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An old but still used variety of prickly blackberry in Brazil for fresh production

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Guarani'

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Guarani', tested as 799-8

Guarani is the parent for

Guarani is the parent for Gabrielle

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 5 g


Berries have a ovate shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Productivity is

Productivity is 3.5 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 9%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is low

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is high

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Recommended replacement

Recommended replacement - Xingu

Guarani - the result of a cross (Lawton x (Darrow x Brazos)) x (Shafler Tree x Brazos), made at the University of Arkansas, United States, under number 799-8. The seeds were selected by Embrapa Clima Temperado, in Pelotas, Brazil (1988).
Canes are erect and thorny. Guarani flowers at the end of August and throughout September or, in some years, from September to the beginning of October (in South hemisphere). The fruits have a sweet-sour taste, with a predominance of acid. The soluble solids content ranges from 8 to 10 Brix. It is inferior to Tupy in color, taste and fruit size. Guarani ripens early and is harvested in November (in South hemisphere).
The average production is 3.6 kg per plant. Berries are medium-sized (avg. 5 to 6 g), have uniform black color, firm consistency, small seeds, resistant skin and active aroma.
Guarani variety fruits are rich in chromium and copper content.
Guarani is recommended for fresh consumption and industrialization.

Guarani  sweet?

Is blackberry Guarani sweet?

Guarani blackberries have a balanced sour-sweet flavor
Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Guarani resistant to?

Guarani is resistant to most fungal diseases
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Guarani vulnerable to?

No susceptibility to spicific pests or diseases has been observed for Guarani
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