Tupy blackberry variety

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Commercial cultivar with low chill requirements for South hemisphere areas

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus 'Tupy'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Uruguay x Comanche

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Tupy'

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have trailing canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 5 g


Berries have a rounded shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Productivity is

Productivity is 1.9 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 8.7%


Acidity - 0.9%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is low

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is high

Country of origin

Country of origin - Brazil

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)

The Tupy blackberry is the result of a cross between the Uruguay and Comanche varieties. This is global floricane-fruiting commercial cultivar in such regions as South and Central America. Stems are trailing, very thorny and vigorous. Tupy has high yield and very good fruit quality. It produces black firm fruits with excellent postharvest potential. Averaged berry weight is 5-7 g. Yield is about 5000 kg/ha (1.8 - 2.0 kg per plant). In the South Hemisphere harvesting begins in middle-late November and continues up to February, so fresh berries ships in many countries.
Heat tolerance is excellent. Tupy requires a normally chill of about 200 hours, but can be reduced. Some researches shows, that the cultivation of Tupy in mild winter regions (for example - subtropical areas) allows the harvest before the traditional harvesting period. This has an important market impact because it makes commercialization of fresh berries possible during periods of lower supply.
Table 1. Yield, average berry weight and harvest season duration of Tupy cultivar in Brazil
Year Harvesting date Berry weight, g/fruit Yield, kg/plant
First Last
2013 19/11 18/12 6.1 2.2
2014 12/11 05/01 5.5 2.8
2015 16/11 29/01 5.5 2.0
2016 09/11 29/12 5.0 0.8
2017 17/11 30/01 4.6 1.5
Avg. 14/11 10/01 5.3 1.91

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Tupy resistant to?

Tupy has very good resistance to diseases such as Rosette or Double-BlossomVerticillium Wilt
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Tupy vulnerable to?

Tupy is quite prone to diseases such as Cane BlightGrey MoldSpur Blight or Purple Blotch (Didymella Applanata)
Relevant documents

Relevant documents for Tupy blackberry variety:

Useful Growing Guides

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Reviews of the variety Tupy

Review from [TERRA SUL]

A embrapa clima temperado foi responsável pelo desenvolvimento da variedade de amora preta mais cultivada no mundo, a Tupy. Esta cultura é uma ótima alternativa de produção, principalmente para os pequenos agricultores já que ela tem ótima adaptação ao clima do Rio Grande do Sul e não requer investimentos muito grandes. Países como o méxico comprovam a viabilidade do negócio.

Review from [@STEWARTWAINE]

Rubus Tupi blackberry, a thorny character this one

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Colheita de amora Tupy



Review from [PLANTAR EM CASA]

Amoras Tupi, Dia de Campo de como produzir com Qualidade, Consultoria Passo a Passo

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Discussions about variety Tupy

Robin Blankley


2022-02-02 10:23

Hi Mosberry. The Sylvan berries don't quite work here as it is just a little too warm. They sell a thornless  variety  called Chester but that doesn't quite work as well. So I will take your advice and try a Chilean or Brazilian type thank you


2022-02-01 07:22

Robin, I live in mild climate area and have no practice with such blackberries and my advice may be not correct. As I know there is cultivar name Silvan, selected in Australia, maybe this will suit for you?
And as said previous user try Chilian and Brazilian cultivars.
Which varieties do you cultivate now?

Robin Blankley


2022-02-01 03:33

Thank you Mossberry Unfortunately we don't get blackberries imported from Mexico. We have Costco which has blackberries from California I believe. But I will keep trying to buy seeds. So what species of blackberry would you recommend for a subtropical climate?


2022-01-31 06:36

Hello Rob!
Here it is one of the easiest but long-lasting way to get Tupy.
Mexico is exporting fresh Tupy fruits worldwide, so you could walk to your nearest local store and buy a few boxes with fresh berries, inported from Mexico (look at the labels). There is a harvest season now there, the possibility that it will be Tupy is above 90%.
Dry berries, dry seeds, stratifiy them and after 2-3 months you will receive seedlings.

Дмитрий III


2022-01-29 13:26

Hi there!  Try to buy it in Ebay or Brazilian and other south american stores. Also you can look for Brazilian varieties like Xingu, Gabrielle and Xavante, or Chilean cultivars. They are very adaptable to such climate as your. Check Gabrielle page, in one of the reviews I saw reviewer suggested to write him to buy this new plant.    

Robin Blankley


2022-01-29 12:57

Can someone help me purchase Tupy Blackberry  plants. I live in Brisbane Australia and it is subtropical. I believe the Tupy blackberry grows here. Kind regards Rob

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