Waldo blackberry variety

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This blackberry cultivar was released as the first thornless, trailing blackberry for commercial planting

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus fruticosus 'Waldo'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Austin Thornless x Unknown

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Waldo'

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have trailing canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 6 g

Shape

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 first week of June

Ripening date (regular) -

Ripening date (regular) - second week of July

Productivity is

Productivity is 10000 kg from ha

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 14.8%

Acidity

Acidity - 1.9%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is good

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - United States

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used


Waldo blackberry cultivar was released as the first thornless, trailing blackberry for commercial planting. Waldo has not replaced much of the Marion acreage as its flavor, while good, is very different from Marion variety. Was selected in 1945, presented in 1989. Waldo is fully thornless plant.
Bushes are not vigorous, they are very compact. Average berry weight is about 6 g, average yield is about 10 t/ha. Waldo is middle-ripening variety, first fruit ripen at the beginning of July. Fruits doesn't have moderate tolerance to summer sun heat. Color of berries is black. Berry taste and flavor vary from weather and cultivation technics.

How to cultivate blackberry

How to cultivate blackberry Waldo?

1. Plant in late summer or early fall in well-drained, neutral soil. Mulch with well-rotted compost or manure;
2. Give enough spacing between plants, Waldo will reach a height of 2 m and a spread of 3 m after 2-5 years;
3. Use sun shelters.
Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Waldo resistant to?

Waldo has very good resistance to diseases such as Orange RustVerticillium Wilt
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Waldo vulnerable to?

Waldo is quite prone to diseases such as Spur Blight or Purple Blotch (Didymella Applanata)
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