A great blackberry variety for special small fruit applications
Wild Treasure (evaluated as ORUS 1843-3) is a trailing blackberry cultivar from the Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis, United States. Wild Treasure is thornless and has high-quality fruit that are very small and suitable for mechanical harvest. The fruit is of particular value for market niches where small fruit size is perceived as superior. Such markets include bakery products that use whole berries and in frozen polybag fruit... read more
A thornless variation of widely-known blackberry cultivar Marion
Blackberry Willamette Thornless Marion is a thornless variation of the world-known cultivar Marion. Inventor is Leonard Joseph Heidt (Oregon, United States). Variety is nearly identical in all ways except that it does not have the thorns. It has the same color and flavor as the Marion, the same growing characteristics, harvests at the same time, and processes in a similar manner. The key advantage of this cultivar is that the problem of stems with thorns during mechanical harvest is eliminated.... read more
Old Brazilian thornless erect variety, bred from Arkansas's sources
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... read more
Brazilian blackberry variety for warm South regions
Blackberry Xingu is Brasilian cultivar, selected from blackberries Tupy and US 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)... read more