Old very vigorous erect cultivar with early-ripening fruit for south regions

Choctaw is one of the "Indian" family of the American blackberry cultivars. Selected from a Rosborough hand-pollinated cross in 1975 at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Fruit Substation at Clarksville.
Plants of Choctaw are highly vigorous and prolific and row establishment following planting is rapid. Both primocanes and floricanes are very erect and the fruit is easily accessible to both machine and hand harvest. Thorn size and density of thorns are medium. Fruit clusters are... read more

Thorny cultivar with yellow fruit, light yellow-green canes and leaves

Clark Gold is the result of spontaneous mutation of the southern wild blackberry species (dewberry), found in south Texas. This variety has not been observed under environmental  conditions outside of southern Texas. The plants of Clark Gold lack anthocyanin pigment through all tissues, including the fruit, which is yellow at maturity, unlike the dark fruit of typical blackberry varieties. Plants have three distinctive characteristics which distinguish it from their parents and other blackberry... read more

New thornless trailing blackberry cultivar with very large fruit

Columbia Giant is a thornless trailing blackberry cultivar with very large fruit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis. Columbia Giant is introduced as a high quality, high yielding, thornless trailing blackberry with good flavor and firm fruit that are suited for local fresh market sales but can be machine harvested for the processing market with very good frozen quality. Columbia Giant should be adapted to areas where... read more

Very high-quality, high-yielding, machineharvestable, thornless trailing blackberry with firm, sweet fruit

Columbia Star is a thornless, trailing blackberry cultivar from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis.
Columbia Star is the first thornless blackberry to be released with the Lincoln Logan source of thornlessness other than the original Lincoln Logan and Waimate that have Logan-type fruit and Marahau that has Boysen-type fruit. A main goal of the breeding program has been to develop a thornless blackberry with high yields and... read more

Very early ripening, thornless trailing blackberry variety with large, firm fruit and very good sweet flavor and high crop

Columbia Sunrise is thornless trailing blackberry cultivar with excellent quality of fruit. Blackberry Columbia Sunrise is introduced as a very early ripening, thornless trailing blackberry with large, firm fruit, superb flavor and good yields, that will be suited for hand-harvested fresh and machine-harvested processed markets. Columbia Sunrise should be adapted to areas where other trailing blackberries can be grown successfully. As with its half-siblings, blackberry cultivar Columbia Sunrise... read more

Two-season crops, early and late ripening, almost continuous fruiting rare blackberry

Distinct variety of a thornless blackberry plant that was discovered by Mason E. Cox on his farm on Pinnacle Road, Pineville (West Virginia, United States) in a cultivated area.
The plant has two crops per season, with the second crop beginning about the time that the fruit of the first crop begins to ripen. In a typical year, the first bloom or flowering of the first crop began to appear at the last days of May, with the flowers being white. The flowers last about 3-4 weeks. About July 10, the... read more

Dwarf blackberry cultivar for planting in pots and terraces

Blackberry Dima (Tiny Black) is early-ripening floricane-fruiting dwarf variety, perfectly suitable as pot culture.
This cultivar selected in 2017 in the Republic of Moldova. Blackberry Relevant was one of the parents of this cultivar.
Bushes are compact, semi-erected, fully thornless. Internodes are very short (about 11 mm). The cultivar grows to approximately 50 cm in height. If Dima (Tiny Black) bush is planted in the semi-shade place, the internodes will lengthen and plant will grow taller.... read more

First direct bearing blackberry cultivar for small gardens and pots

Direttissima Montblanc is the first direct bearing blackberry cultivar from Lubera AG, Switzerland. Like an autumn raspberry, it can be cut down to a height of about 15 cm at the end of February or the beginning of March, it will then immediately start to grow new shoots, then bloom at the end of June and finally, it will bear fruit in the same year from the end of July until mid-August. This variety based on the breeding work of Jim Moore and John Clark of the University of Arkansas.... read more

European blackberry variety selected from wild blackberries

The blackberry variety Dirksen Thornless is the improved horticultural fully thornless semi-erect cultivar, selected from the wild blackberries.
Plants are large and moderately vigorous, canes length achieves up to 5 m in length. Bush has a lot of replacement stems.
Begin to bloom at the end of May or beginning of June. First fruit ripen at the end of July, harvest season ends on the last week of September. Berries of Dirksen Thornless are big (berry weight is 5-7 g), unripen fruit have red... read more

Highly vigorous slightly thorny old cultivar with very strong canes

Douglass is sufficiently old and highly vigorous blackberry variety, selected from controlled hybridization in 1985 in the Oregon, US. The distinctive feature of these plants is very large diameter of the canes (10 mm in midpoint, 15 mm at the base). Douglass is nominally thornless, but the lower part of the canes contains small, soft incipient type spines similar to those found on raspberry canes. Canes are creeping, long, usually 3-4 m, occasionally 5 m. Each plant has 6-10 canes per crown.
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