Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Newberry'
Originated from a cross of ORUS 834-5 x ORUS 1045-14
Variety denomination - 'Newberry', tested as ORUS 1324-1
Plants are thorny
Bushes have trailing canes
Fruit weight is 7 g
Berries have a conical shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of June
Ripening date (regular) - second week of July
Productivity is 23000 kg from ha
Cold hardiness is good
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - United States
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
Primocanes and floricanes are very vigorous without thorns. The flowering and fruiting laterals are as long as those of Marion but tend to be weaker and bend downward. The combination of extreme vigor and downward-hanging flowering laterals could lead to several layers of fruiting laterals reducing air circulation and creating potential disease and machine harvest problems.
Newberry is high-yielding, slightly more than Marion, Black Diamond and Loch Ness, about 23 t/ha. The harvest season for Newberry is similar to that of Marion and is earlier than Waldo. In northern regions Newberry’s season is similar to that of Black Diamond and Wild Treasure. Newberry consistently produced fruits that have average weight about 7 g.
Newberry’s fruit color is too purple, comparable to Boysen. Newberry fruit shape is more similar to Boysen than the preferable conic blackberry. Newberry had much noticeable seeds. The flavor is full with a good sugar and acid balance. Newberry demonstrates aт excellent resistance to winter injury and different diseases.