Xavante blackberry variety

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Old Brazilian thornless erect variety, bred from Arkansas's sources

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus 'Xavante'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of A-1620 x A-1507

Variety denomination

Variety denomination - 'Xavante'

Plants are

Plants are thornless

Bushes have

Bushes have erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 5 g


Berries have a rounded shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Productivity is

Productivity is 1.5 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 8.0%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is low

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is low

Country of origin

Country of origin - Brazil

Current status

Current status - obsolete or rarely used

Recommended replacement

Recommended replacement - Gabrielle

The Xavante blackberry is derived from seeds, collected in Clarksville, Arkansas, US, from a cross between the A-1620 and A-1507 varieties made in 1988, and is the second generation of this cross.
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.

Xavante  sweet?

Is blackberry Xavante sweet?

Xavante blackberries mostly have a sour taste
Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Xavante resistant to?

Xavante is resistant to most fungal diseases
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Xavante vulnerable to?

No susceptibility to spicific pests or diseases has been observed for Xavante
Relevant documents

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