Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Veronique'
Originated from a cross of Loch Ness x Unknown variety
Plants are thornless
Bushes have semi-erect canes
Fruit weight is 8 g
Berries have a conical shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the first week of June
Ripening date (regular) - second week of July
Productivity is 9 kg per plant
Cold hardiness is good
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - United Kingdom
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
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.