Shawnee blackberry variety

Rating [ 5 ]

Old American highly vigorous erect-growing thorny cultivar with long harvest period

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Shawnee'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Cherokee x Ark. 586

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Shawnee', tested as Ark. 730

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 7 g


Berries have a conical shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 9.9%


Acidity - 1.29%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is moderate

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United States


Patent Plant 5,686 dated March 09, 1986

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Recommended replacement

Recommended replacement - Ouachita

Plants of the Shawnee are highly vigorous and prolific and row establishment following planting is rapid. Both primocanes and floricanes are very erect and the fruit is readily accessible to both machine and hand harvest. Thorn size and density are medium. Canes are not thick, about 15 mm at the base. Leaves are large, have yellow-green color.
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.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Shawnee resistant to?

Shawnee has very good resistance to diseases such as AnthracnoseOrange Rust
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Shawnee vulnerable to?

Shawnee is quite prone to diseases such as Grey Mold
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