Xavante blackberry variety
Old Brazilian thornless erect variety, bred from Arkansas's sources
Rubus subgenus Rubus 'Xavante'
Originated from a cross of A-1620 x A-1507
Variety denomination - 'Xavante'
Plants are thornless
Bushes have erect canes
Fruit weight is 5 g
Berries have a rounded shape
Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)
Productivity is 1.5 kg per plant
Soluble solids - 8.0%
Cold hardiness is low
Heat tolerance is low
Country of origin - Brazil
Current status - obsolete or rarely used
Recommended replacement - Gabrielle
It has vigorous, upright stems without thorns and is a low-chilling cultivar.
The berries have an elongated shape, medium firmness and a sweet-acid flavor. Under the climatic conditions of southern Brazil, flowering begins in September and extends to October, and harvesting occurs in early November and ends in early February. Yield is moderate, up to 1.5 kg per plant (4t/ha). Berries are not large, averaged weight is about 5 g.
Blackberry Xavante demonstrates more longer harvest season than the another popular Brazilian variety Tupi (more than 50 days) and high adaptivity to different regions.
Xavante has low chilling requirements - about 250 hours with temperatures lower than 7 C.
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Relevant documents for Xavante blackberry variety:
Useful Growing Guides:
Berry Soil and Nutrient Management – A Guide for Educators and Growers. M. Pritts, C. Heidenreich, L. McDermott, and J. Miller; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
High Tunnel Raspberries and Blackberries. AJ Both, Kathy Demchak, Eric Hanson, Cathy Heidenreich, Greg Loeb, Laura McDermott, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber; Cornell Cooperative Extension
Raspberry and Blackberry Production Guide. L. Bushway, M. Pritts, D. Handley; Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service Cooperative Extension, Ithaca