High-quality erect-growing very early ripening cultivar with expanded harvest period

Along-term goal of the University of Arkansas blackberry breeding program has been to develop erect-caned, thornless blackberries that do not require trellis support. The first such cultivar, Navaho, was released from this program in 1988 and quickly became popular with home gardeners and commercial growers. Navaho, however, has two shortcomings - it ripens very late in the season when summer temperatures are high and it produces new canes only sparingly from roots, a characteristic that delays... read more


True wild blackberries flavor, great winter hardiness and high yield of small berries

Ashton Cross has been selected from wild blackberries by Long Ashton Research Station. Blackberry Ashton Cross is thorny, vigorous, high-yielding cultivar with long and thin, but strong stems. The small to medium-size fruits (2-4 g) are grouped in large clusters. Harvest season starts in mid-to-late August, ends in the last week of September. First flowers appear on plants in the beginning of July. Berries are juicy, have glossy black color and natural flavor of wild bramble, but have low firm.... read more


Very sweet fruits from Switzerland thornless erect-growing cultivar

Blackberry cultivar Asterina was bred in Switzerland as a result of a cross between Loch Ness and Chester Thornless. 
This variety is thornless, erect-growing with a moderate level of vigor. Plants of Asterina are generally very healthy, with no particular susceptibility to pests or diseases having been recorded to date. Fruit ripens from mid-July with a very long cropping period. Berries are very large, about 10 g, shiny black with excellent blackberry-aroma. Drupelets usually are fully ripen.... read more


Dwarf thornless primocane-fruiting bramble for flowerpots, terraces, small home gardens and for decorative purposes

Babycakes (patented as APF-236T) is dwarf thornless primocane-fruiting bramble from Arkansas. This blackberry easily can grow in flowerpots, terraces, other small places and for decorative purposes.
Plants of Babycakes cultivar are moderately vigorous. Both primocanes and floricanes are erect in growth habit. The canes of Babycakes bramble are self-supporting and do not require trellising during fruiting. The plants are fully thornless. Primocane fruit and flowers are borne on the cane terminus... read more


This old American variety has large reddish thorns, but juicy and firm attractive berries

Bailey blackberry cultivar originated from a cross made in 1929, but owing to a lost label, the parentage is not known. It was introduced in the fall of 1950 as suitable new variety for culture in New York state with great fruit crop. Bailey was named in honor of Dr. L. H. Bailey, Horticulturist and formerly Dean of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University, who for many years studied intensively the blackberries of North America.
Bailey is a vigorous and productive midseason-ripening... read more


Canadian blackberry cultivar with small fruit have extremely high cold hardiness

Balsors Hardy is superb hardy variety of blackberry from Nova Scotia, Canada.
This is semi-erect, late-ripening, second year fruiting cultivar. Plants are not extensive but vigorous. Starts to bloom in the middle of July, harvest season continues from late August to the end of September. Balsors Hardy produces large (about 6 g), sweet and fragrant black glossy berries. Fruit's firmness is not good, transportability and storage potential are low. Winter hardiness is extremely high, up to minus 34... read more


Very thorny and very vigorous bramble cultivar with excellent winter hardiness

Blackberry Bedford Giant is middle-late fruiting variety that starts the blackberry picking season bearing fruit from late July to August. This variety was bred in Great Britain. Bedford Giant is very vigorous plant, very thorny. Thorns are everywhere, thorns locate even on the back side of the leaves. The length of stems can achieve 3 m. Bedford Giant produces a lot of replacement canes.
The fruits are borne in large clusters and are medium-large, round and soft with a good flavour.... read more


One of the largest berries from all known today blackberry cultivars, but low productivity

This not new Oregon's variety demonstrates one of the largest berries from all known today blackberry cultivars. It's fruit are really huge, have uniform cylindrical shape and deep black color. Berries average 25 mm in diameter and 50 mm long. Individual berries weight can achieve more than 20 g (typically 9-12 g). Black Butte has thin thorny trailing stems, but spines density and size are significantly less than other giant cultivars (Kiowa or Karaka Black, for example). Stems length is about 2... read more


This dwarf primocane-fruiting thornless trailing variety is selected to be cultivated in pots and baskets

Black Cascade is trailing fully thornless variety, selected especially for cultivation in hanging baskets and pots in patio, winter gardens, balcony and terraces. Bushes are compact, has low height and sprawl (typically plants grow to 30 cm in height and 45 cm in width). Black Cascade is dwarf primocane-fruiting late-ripening (autumn) bramble. Starts to bloom at the middle of August, harvest season begins at the end of September. Flowers are very attractive, white with pinkish shade.
Harvest is... read more


Thornless commercial trailing cultivar with big fruit

Black Diamond blackberry is a thornless trailing cultivar from United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. It is one of three thornless varieties which are being released simultaneously - Black Diamond, Black Pearl and Nightfall.
Black Diamond is thornless, but primocanes are thorny on the basal 30 to 40 cm, fruiting laterals are medium in length. Harvest season starts in late June, peaks in early July and largerly done by the third week of July. Fruits of Black... read more