Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Von'
Originated from a cross of Navaho x NC 194
Variety denomination - 'Von', tested as NC 430
Plants are thornless
Bushes have erect canes
Fruit weight is 6 g
Berries have a oblong shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Flowering on floricanes starts in the fourth week of April
Ripening date (regular) - fourth week of June
Productivity is 12 kg per plant
Soluble solids - 10.0%
Acidity - 0.7%
Cold hardiness is moderate
Heat tolerance is moderate
Country of origin - United States
Patent US 2016/0066489 P1 dated March 01, 2016
Current status - cultivated (actual)
Blackberry Von offer growers a new cultivar for fruit production in the late harvest season in the south regions.
Von variety is late-ripening blackberry. Von produces fruit in the late season, with average date of harvest commencing in the last week of June, peaking in the second week of July and ending the first week of August (in south regions). Although harvest season varies a few days each year. Canes of Von blackberry are thornless and erect, very flexible. Bushes requires full sun placement. Fresh fruit are attractive with a glossy black finish and medium size of 6-7 g. Seeds are very small. Average yield is about 12 kg from each plant. In addition to high yields of good quality fruit, Von has a number of other advantages in comparison to other commercially available blackberry cultivar. Winter-hardiness and disease-resistanse is similar to Navaho.
Post harvest evaluations for fruit indicate that Von’s berries perform well after 7 days of storage.
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