Xingu blackberry variety

Rating [ 5 ]

Brazilian bramble variety for warm South regions

Botanical designation

Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson 'Xingu'

Originated from a cross of

Originated from a cross of Tupy x Arapaho

Plants are

Plants are thorny

Bushes have

Bushes have semi-erect canes

Fruit weight is

Fruit weight is 7 g

Shape

Berries have a rounded shape

Fruiting habit

Fruiting habit - floricane fruiting (summer-bearing)

Productivity is

Productivity is 2.5 kg per plant

Soluble solids

Soluble solids - 8.9%

Cold hardiness is

Cold hardiness is low

Heat tolerance is

Heat tolerance is excellent

Country of origin

Country of origin - Brazil

Current status

Current status - cultivated (actual)


Blackberry Xingu is Brasilian cultivar, selected from bramble Tupy and US bramble Arapaho. This variety is semi-erect, thorny, floricane-fruiting plant, very similar to parent Tupy (but more productive and has a longer harvest season).
In Brazil area Xingu starts to bloom on the last week of November, first berries ripen on the third week of January.
Fruits are reddish-black, tending to oblong in shape, from medium to large size (weight about 7-8 g, length is about 27 mm, diameter is about 22 mm) and good firmness. The taste is sweet-acid, predominating acidity. Yield is moderate, up to 3 kg per plant. Postharvest characteristics are well, transportability is high.
Xingu needs from 200 to 300 hours of hibernal time with air temperatures below 7 C, but this plant is primarily intended for warm South areas like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and others.

Diseases resistance

What diseases is blackberry Xingu resistant to?

Xingu is resistant to most fungal diseases
Diseases susceptibility

What diseases is blackberry variety Xingu vulnerable to?

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

Relevant documents for Xingu blackberry variety:

Useful Growing Guides

Useful Growing Guides:

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Reviews of the variety Xingu

Review from [PLANTANDO TUDO]

Muda de amora Xingu crescendo em vaso

Review from [TERRA SUL]

A Embrapa Clima Temperado apresentou recentemente sua 7ª cultivar de amora-preta, a BRS Xingu. O período de colheita e o sabor são as principais características que diferem de outras, como a tradicional BRS Tupy.
 

Review from [FRUTICULTURA SC]

BRS Xingu é originária de cruzamento realizado em 2003 entre a cultivar Tupy e a cultivar americana ‘Arapaho', a cultivar BRS Xingu é semelhante ao seu parental materno, se distinguindo pela maturação um pouco mais tardia. Essa cultivar tem a mesma faixa de adaptação da cultivar Tupy, ou seja, áreas com 200 a 300 horas de acúmulo de temperatura hibernal abaixo de 7,2 ºC. As frutas são preto-avermelhadas, de tamanho médio a grande e boa firmeza. O sabor é doce-ácido. As frutas da BRS Xingu apresentam muito boa conservação pós-colheita e são consideradas boa opção para o consumo in natura
 

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Robin Blankley

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2022-01-30 04:54

Can someone help me purchase either a plant or seeds to blackberry or Gabrielle blackberry please. I live in Brisbane Australia which is subtropical we have an occasional frost. Kind regards Rob

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