Veronique blackberry variety

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This is a clone of Loch Ness as fact, which has all characteristics of parent cultivar

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Veronique'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Loch Ness x Unknown blackberry

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Veronique'

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have semi-erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 8 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 first week of June

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - second week of July

Productivity is

Productivity is 9 kg per plant

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is good

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United Kingdom

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Recommended replacement

Recommended replacement - Ouachita

Veronique was selected from Loch Ness and got most of it's characteristics, such as large fruits, winter hardiness and earliness of ripening. The primary difference is pink color of flowers on Veronique plants.
Bushes are vigorous and thornless. Berries are conical in form and large. When fully ripe fruit have a black color with glossy plating. The flavor is typical of blackberries and have slightly acidity. Fruit weight of Veronique blackberry is typically 5-6 g but ranges up to 8-10 g. Fruit dimensions commonly range from 25 to 40 mm in length and from 20 to 30 mm in breadth. Berries are firm, have good storage capability.
A typical yield is about 9 kg per plant.
Winter hardiness is good. This variety is not widespreaded in the world.

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