Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Shawnee'
Originated from a cross of Cherokee x Ark. 586
Variety denomination - 'Shawnee', tested as Ark. 730
Plants are thorny
Bushes have erect canes
Fruit weight is 7 g
Berries have a conical shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Soluble solids - 9.9%
Acidity - 1.29%
Cold hardiness is moderate
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - United States
Patent Plant 5,686 dated March 09, 1986
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
Recommended replacement - Ouachita
Date of first blossom is third week of April. Flowers have white-yellow color with slight pink at border.
Average ripening date is third week of June. The harvest period is longer than most other erect varieties, it produces well for a full month. This long fruiting period results in high total yields and the Shawnee has outyielded the many other varieties. Fruit clusters are medium-large, cymose, and are borne on the periphery of the plant canopy, providing easy access to harvest. Flower fertility is high and clusters are well filled. The fruit are conic or rounded in shape, bright black in color and large in size (avg. 7 g). Fruit size is maintained well throughout the season, without the significant decline in size of secondary and tertiary fruits common in other varieties. The fruit are firm at maturity. Shape is medium long conic or rounded. Seeds are large. Flavor is midly acid.
Plants and fruit are moderately tolerant to anthracnose, and are immune to orange rust. Cold hardiness is medium.
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