Orkan blackberry variety

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Thornless erect-growing floricane-fruiting cultivar for commercial processing from Poland

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 6 g


Berries have a oblong shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Flowering on floricanes starts in the

Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of July

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - second week of August

Productivity is

Productivity is 5 kg per plant

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is extremely high

Country of origin

Country of origin - Poland

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)

Blackberry Orkan is thornless erect floricane-fruiting cultivar from Experimental Station Of The Institute Of Horticulture, Brzezna, Poland. Orkan is very vigorous plant without substitution stems. Stems are thick and strong, up to 3 m in length. New canes are bright green in color, but soon become hardwood. Strongly recommended to lay the canes on the trellis timely for prevent canes damage. Laterals usually are short. First ripen berries appear at the end of July. Flowers are big, have white color with pink shade. Fruits of Orkan are large in size, saturated glossy black in color and have oval shape. Average berry weight is about 6 g. Some berries achieves 20 g in weight. Yield is medium, about 5 kg from plant. Fruit quality is good, transportability is high. Taste and flavor is little similar to Triple Crown. Firmness is moderate, transportability is low. Orkan has very good winter hardiness up to minus 30 C. In south region there is no necessity to use winter shelters. But it is recommended to use light covers like nonwoven materials.

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