Hedrick blackberry variety

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Old thorny erect cultivar specially made for cultivation in New York state

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Hedrick'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Eldorado x Brewer

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Hedrick'

Plants are

Plants are thorny

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 first week of June

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - fourth week of July

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is moderate

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United States

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Recommended replacement

Recommended replacement - Caddo

Hedrick blackberry was one of a population of 92 seedlings raised from a cross made in 1929 between Eldorado and Brewer. Was introduced in the fall of 1950. The name Hedrick was applied in honor of the Dr. U. P. Hedrick.
The plants are vigorous, productive, hardy, and bear the fruit out in the open where it is easily reached by the pickers.
Plants are tall, upright in style, productive, propagating by suckers and root cuttings. Thorns are numerous, medium in length and thickness, strong, mostly straight. Leaves have five large, long oval, abruptly pointed leaflets. Medium long, cylindrical berries are uniformly large, maintaining size well throughout the season. Drupelets of the Hedrick's berries are numerous with medium size, have glossy black color. Fruits are very juicy and have a soft core. The berries are large, moderately firm, glossy, and attractive. The flavor is pleasantly acid and the quality is good.
Hedrick plants has low resistance to Orange rust.

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