Kotata blackberry variety

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Very vigorous and very thorny old commercial blackberry cultivar from Oregon

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Kotata'

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Kotata'

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have trailing canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 6 g


Berries have a oblong shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Productivity is

Productivity is 10000 kg from ha

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 10.3%


Acidity - 1.8%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is good

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is excellent

Country of origin

Country of origin - United States

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Kotata blackberry cultivar was bred in Oregon, United States. Kotata blackberries were first selected in the 50’s years of XX century, but only released in 1984 after decades of testing with various growers. It’s genealogy has Boysenberry, wild Pacific Northwest Blackberry, Eastern US Blackberry, and Loganberry in it’s lineage. Plant is very vigorous and very thorny. Fruits are small to medium sized, firm, with glossy deep purple to black in color, conical in shape and uniform during all harvest season. Berries have excellent sweet taste and good flavor. Yield is medium, similar to Marion variety. Kotata blackberry cultivar was intend to fresh market or processing using machine harvesting. Kotata has good resistant to different diseases.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Kotata resistant to?

Kotata has very good resistance to diseases such as Orange Rust
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Kotata vulnerable to?

Kotata is quite prone to diseases such as Spur Blight or Purple Blotch (Didymella Applanata)
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