Silvan blackberry variety

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Old Australian trailing thorny cultivar with good tolerance to heavy soils, wind and drought

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus 'Silvan'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of ORUS 742 x Marion

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Silvan'

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have trailing canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 6 g


Berries have a conical shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Flowering on floricanes starts in the

Flowering on floricanes starts in the third week of May

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - fourth week of June

Productivity is

Productivity is 11000 kg from ha

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is moderate

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is high

Country of origin

Country of origin - Australia

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Silvan is a blackberry cultivar of exceptional quality and yield. It has good tolerance to heavy soils, wind and drought. Silvan has a Marion cultivar as one of the parents. The selection was made in 1964 in Department of Agriculture, Victoria, United States.
Primocanes emerge with a green color, but quickly assume a red tinge. They are densely armed with fragile thorns (3-5 mm size of each). Primocanes are trailing, may reach up to 9 m in length and up to 25 mm in basal diameter.
Fruit are borne on thorny peduncles, arising from leaf axils along the entire length of the cane and extend beyond the foliage. As fruit enlarge and ripen, the color changes from green to deep red and to shiny purple black when fully ripe. Fruits peaks easily at firm ripe and fully ripe stages. Fully ripe berry tend to soften and lose gloss soon after harvest. Average berry weight is about 7 g, some fruits achieve 10 g. Average yield is about 11 t/ha.
Silvan blackberry has good resistance to diseases, winter wind and summer dry.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Silvan resistant to?

Silvan has very good resistance to diseases such as AnthracnoseCrown Gall
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Silvan vulnerable to?

Silvan is quite prone to diseases such as Cane BlightGrey MoldSeptoria Leaf and Cane SpotOrange Rust
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