Heaven Can Wait blackberry variety

Rating [ 4.4 ]

Very firm fruit with long shape, medium-large size, attractive appearance, good flavor and excellent plat health

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Heaven Can Wait'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of A-1583 x A-1482

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'A-1960'

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 5 g


Berries have a conical shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Flowering on floricanes starts in the

Flowering on floricanes starts in the fourth week of April

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - second week of June

Productivity is

Productivity is 2 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 11.5%


Acidity - 1.46%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is moderate

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United States


Patent US PP26,405 P3 dated February 08, 2016

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)

Heaven Can Wait (A-1960) - floricane-fruiting cultivar of blackberry from United States. Plants of the Heaven Can Wait cultivar are vigorous and prolific and row establishment following planting is rapid. Both primocanes and floricanes are erect in growth habit. The canes can be trained to а self-supporting hedgerow although it is beneficial to use а trellis with supporting wires to prevent canes from falling over due to wind or heavy fruit loads. The plants are thornless. The blооm period of the Heaven Can Wait blackberry cultivar begins on the end of April. Floricane fruit of the new cultivar begins ripening several days before Ouachita and  Apache and ends about the same time. First ripening date is beginning of June. The floricane fruiting period is about 40-50 days. Fruit yields of the Heaven Can Wait blackberry on floricanes are usually 1,5 to 2 kg per plant. The fruit is elongated to slightly conical in shape, blасk in color and very attractive. The floricane fruit is medium-large 5-6 g. The fresh fruit rates very well in flavor, comparable to Ouachita and Apache. Fruit and flower clusters are medium-large, cymose, and are mostly borne on the periphery of the plant canopy, providing easy access to harvest. Flower fertility is high and clusters are well filled. Heaven Can Wait has moderate resistance to anthracnose and orange rust. Direct sun rays and high air temperatures causes damage of fruits, so Heaven Can Wait must be covered with shelters like anti-sun grid.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Heaven Can Wait resistant to?

Heaven Can Wait has very good resistance to diseases such as AnthracnoseOrange Rust
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Heaven Can Wait vulnerable to?

Heaven Can Wait is quite prone to diseases such as Spur Blight or Purple Blotch (Didymella Applanata)
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Reviews of the variety Heaven Can Wait

Review from [NATE]

Best blackberries ever. No hard/chewy core down the middle. Melts in your mouth, juicy, and sweet.

Review from [GARDENER LINDA]

This blackberry first caught my eye because of its name...our daughter was suffering from breast cancer and was following a special diet. Blackberries were good for her. They gave berries the 2nd year enough to freeze a small amount and eat some fresh. We expect many more this year. The taste is wonderful. My 6 year old granddaughter often asks to pick them for me...I think so she can eat a few before bringing them into the house.

Review from [GARY THE SAGE]

Great blackberries, among the sweetest that I grow out of the five varieties I grow, the canes and growth are thick. One would not want to plant them too close together!

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