The newest (patented in 2020) primocane-fruiting blackberry cultivar from University of Arkansas

Black Gem (APF-205T) is one of the primocane-fruiting blackberry cultivar from University of Arkansas, United States.
Black Gem is moderately vigorous and prolific blackberry. Both primocanes and floricanes are erect in growth habit. The plants are fully thornless. Primocane fruit and flowers are borne on the cane terminus or on lateral branches if primocanes are tipped, and fruiting continues down the primocane during the season. Canes usually attain a length of 1,5 to 1,8 m prior to the... read more


A complement or partial replace for a lot of older thorny and thornless, creeping and erect varieties

Black Jack (CPC-1VB) blackberry was presented as cultivar, which can complement or partial replace a lot of older thorny and thornless, creeping and erect varieties. The main goal of this breeding was obtaining the variety with combination of large fruit size, excellent firmness and sweetness. Inventors of this variety was Harry J. Swartz (Maryland, US) and Peter Edward Vinson (Kent, GB).
The following of Black Jack cultivar characteristics are outstanding:
1. Сanes are vigorous,... read more


Good flavor and fruit quality, productive and consistent primocane-fruiting blackberry with uniformed fruit size

Black Magic (APF-77) originated from a hand-pollinated cross of Prime-Jim (APF-12) and Arapaho.
This cultivar is from Arkanzas. Plants of the Black Magic have better flavor and overall fruit quality, larger berry size and are more productive with more intense and consistent primocane-fruiting performance than the parent Prime-Jim, and has the primocane-fruiting trait expression not found in parent Arapaho. Parent Arapaho is thornless while the new cultivar has thorns.
Plants of the Black Magic... read more


Thornless trailing blackberry cultivar from the Agricultural Research Service breeding program in Corvallis

Black Pearl (ORUS 1380-1) is a thornless trailing blackberry cultivar from the Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service breeding program in Corvallis, released in cooperation with the Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station and the Washington State University Agricultural Research Center, United States. Black Pearl is adapted to machine harvesting and has yield and processed fruit quality very similar to world-known blackberry cultivar Marion. It is one of three... read more


Old strong thornless semi-creeping variety with juicy fruit and long blooming and harvesting period

Black Satin blackberry is old semi-creeping variety. It has powerful long canes (up to 5-7 m long) without thorns. Canes have dark brown color. Up to 1,5 m this cultivar grows upward, after will begin to creep. Branches grow very quickly (up to 7 cm daily). They make a lot of laterals. Black Satin requires constant molding, cropping and laying on a trellis, otherwise fruit do not receive enough light and nourishment, become smaller and cannot fully ripen.
Flowers are pink when opened, after a... read more


Old cross between wild raspberry, numerous blackberries and Loganberry

The Boysenberry was selected in the early 1920s in California, US. This is a hybrid between a wild raspberry and a lot of blackberry cultivars, including Loganberry.
Boysenberry plants have thornless canes, which are thin and trailing, so bushes need to be supported by a trellis system. New replacement stems can have thorns, and all root shoots will be thorny! It is early-summer harvesting variety. First flowers, which have white color, can be found on Boysen's plants at the middle of April.... read more


The proven cultivar, which had been the standard in Texas for 35 years

Brazos blackberry launched by Texas A&M University in 1959. Resulted from second generation of crossing originating selection between Lawton and Nessberry, selected in 1950. Brazos cultivar had been the standard in Texas for many years.
The stems are semi-straight, vigorous, thorny. Plants are very productive and have very early ripening fruit. The flowers are white, large, have five leaflets and their flowering is simultaneous. It starts, usually, in the second week, achieves peak in flowering... read more


Early-ripening thornless erect-growing blackberry cultivar from Poland

Brzezina is thornless erect blackberry cultivar from Experimental Station Of The Institute Of Horticulture, Brzezna, Poland. This is the most early-ripening variety from all cultivars of Institute. Brzezina is very vigorous plant without substitution canes. Stems are thick and strong, up to 3,5 m in length and up to 25 mm in basal diameter. New canes are bright green in color, but soon become hardwood. Strongly recommended to lay the canes on the trellis timely for prevent canes damage. Laterals... read more


Natural thornless mutation of the original thorny Tayberry

Discovered in Buckingham, UK, this is a natural thornless mutation of the original Tayberry. This variety is identical to the Tayberry in all aspects, but some growers notes, that taste of Buckingham is a little more sour than original thorny cultivar.
See full description of Tayberry.


High yielding cultivar with yields over 28000 kg/ha even in an extensive growing conditions

Blackberry variety Čačanska bestrna was bred by Dr. Miloljub Stanisavljević from the cross Dirksen Thornless and Black Satin. The cultivar was released in 1998.
Čačanska bestrna is vigorous plant. It produces 4−5 strong thornless canes, curved from the middle, with short internodes. Primocanes are developing from the base of shoots. It is high yielding cultivar with yields over 28000 kg/ha even in an extensive growing conditions. It is resistant to fungal disease, that causes yellow rust of... read more