Von blackberry variety

Rating [ 4.3 ]

Erect-growing thornless blackberry with good postharvest shelf life, small seed size and late harvest season

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Von'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Navaho x NC 194

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Von', tested as NC 430

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 6 g


Berries have a oblong shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Flowering on floricanes starts in the

Flowering on floricanes starts in the fourth week of April

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - fourth week of June

Productivity is

Productivity is 12 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 10.0%


Acidity - 0.7%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is moderate

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is moderate

Country of origin

Country of origin - United States


Patent US 2016/0066489 P1 dated March 01, 2016

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)

Von is a floricane-fruiting blackberry developed by North Carolina State University, United States. Blackberry variety Von is a productive plant with high yield, long harvest season, excellent postharvest attributes, and small seed size. Furthermore, it is the first thornless blackberry released from the North Carolina State University. Von cultivar is named in honor of Mr. Von Harvey Underwood, who worked in the fruit breeding programs at North Carolina State University for over 44 years.
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.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Von resistant to?

Von has very good resistance to diseases such as AnthracnoseOrange Rust
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Von vulnerable to?

No susceptibility to spicific pests or diseases has been observed for Von
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One of the most recent examples of better eating blackberries is the variety Von, from North Carolina State University. Von offers both growers and fruit marketers a number of advantages.

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