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Today, breeders have brought out a lot of zoned blackberry varieties, which take root in the Russian climate without any problems. Among them are large-fruited varieties, especially winter-hardy and drought-resistant. What kind of plant in the country depends on personal preferences.

Varieties of the best blackberry for the Urals and the north of the country

A feature of the northern varieties is good winter hardiness and the ability to withstand sharp fluctuations in temperature in the early spring. We present several proven varieties for northern latitudes:

Variety "Eldorado" gives good yields, is famous for the early and amicable ripening of berries. The taste of blackberry is good, does not cause censures. Bushes are upright, shoots are covered with small, rare spikes. Winter hardiness is high, however, cover the landing snow does not hurt. The shrub propagates with basal suckers.

Hardy variety "Snyder" It is resistant to fungal diseases. The bushes are erect, tall, come into fructification early, the soil composition is not picky. Shoots poryty large sharp thorns, well tolerate winter. Berries varieties "Snider" small but tasty. Productivity is good.

Blackberry "Gazda" belongs to the non-bearing varieties, although there are small rare spikes on its shoots. Productivity varieties good, if you plant a plant on a sunny plot. The berries are large, round, rather elastic, sweet-sour taste. Their transportability is high.

Blackberries in the suburbs: which sort is better to choose?

Undemanding varieties that grow well in the Moscow region include:

Besshipny grade "Apache" tolerates cold up to -20 ° C, but drought does not survive. Under the conditions of the Moscow region summer, it should be pritenyat and plenty of water. Erect bushes, begin to bear fruit in mid-June, the last harvest is removed in late July. The berries are elongated, large, black. The taste is sweet and sour, pleasant.

Early ripe variety "Natchez" It is known for its kupunny fruits which reach 4 cm in length. Berries of dessert taste, fragrant, transportable. Bushes with rejected shoots, tall. The winter hardiness of the variety is average, in harsh winters shoots are removed from the supports and placed in trenches, additionally insulated.

A novelty among blackberries is considered variety "Karak Black". This is an ultra-early variety that bears fruit from early spring to the most frost. The berries are elongated, very large, their weight is not less than 20 grams. Tastes good, blackberry juicy, sweet, transportable. Blackberry weighs long on branches, does not crumble, suitable for sale.

Bushes compact, shoots rejected, almost beshipnye. The plant tolerates drought well, but in winter it needs a reliable shelter.

What kind of blackberry grows best in the south of the country: the best varieties, especially the cultivation

In the south of Russia, they cultivate driftless blackberry varieties that tolerate heat well. Breeders brought several adapted varieties of delicious berries:

Variety "Columbia Star" It was bred for industrial cultivation, the berries are transportable, with a good appearance. The variety is suitable for fresh consumption, processing. Productivity is high, at least 7 kg of blackberry are harvested from the bush. The berries are large, juicy, regular conical shape, elongated, maroon-red color. Fruiting undulating, during the season the crop is removed at least seven times.

The winter hardiness of the variety is satisfactory, the plant tolerates well the temperature drop to -25 ° C, in the south winters without shelter. Blackberries are drought tolerant and do not require frequent watering.

Jumbo variety Bred in France. This is a new mid-seasoned hybrid blackberry with delicious berries. Shrub semi-detachable, highly resistant to drought, but tolerates very little frost. Fruiting stretched, ends in mid-September. Medium sized berries with high sugar content.

American Leader Joseph blackberry variety Early ripening is considered the most productive for the southern latitudes. Bushes are high-yielding, with one you can collect at least 35 kg of berries. Fruiting begins in mid-June, the berries ripen together. The peak of fertility falls on 3-4 year of cultivation.

Powerful shrubs, half-spreading shoots with numerous branches, without thorns, basal shoots few. The plant tolerates drought and cold snap.

The berries are beautiful, large, long preserve the presentation. The taste of blackberry depends on weather conditions. If the summer was rainy, then the taste is sour. In hot summer, the berries are sweeter.

The best universal blackberry varieties for any climatic conditions

There are old proven varieties and new breeding that can be grown in any climate. Here are some of them:

Tested over the years Tornfri variety ripens early. This is an industrial variety of blackberry, which is characterized by high yield, unpretentiousness and excellent winter hardiness. Planting material takes root quickly, starts to bear fruit early. From the bush collect at least 22 kg of berries, which ripen in unison. Fruiting can be simultaneous or extended. Fruit ripening can be at different times, this is affected by lighting and heat.

The berries are the correct conical shape, dark purple, large. The taste of the berries is constantly changing, depending on the degree of maturity of the fruit. Initially, the taste is dominated by sourness, after the berry becomes sweet.

Variety "Agaveam" It is considered the most winter-hardy; it winters in the south of the country without shelter. Shrub medium late ripening, powerful, well developed, shoots with virtually no thorns, which facilitates pruning.

Fruiting abundant and stable for 15 years. The berries are of medium size, ripen by the end of the summer. Transported with difficulty, stored fresh for a short time. Suitable for all types of processing. The average yield of 5 to 15 kg per bush.

The variety is drought tolerant, but in the absence of good watering the berry becomes shallow. The bush is not afraid of soil moisture, shading, resistant to various diseases, including stem cancer and rust.

Remontnaya blackberry "Amara" completely devoid of thorns. Bushes are powerful, tall, give a decent harvest for many years. The berries are large, juicy, ripen by the end of September. The variety is easy to maintain, suitable for beginner gardeners, unpretentious and hardy. Berry universal purpose, suitable for all types of processing.

Cumanica - straight-barred, upright

  • Most have many replacement shoots growing from the rhizome. Propagation by petioles, green or lignified root suckers.
  • More frost-resistant, high-yielding due to the fact that most have branched multi-tiered fruit brushes. At the same time, the berry is significantly less than cumming cumanic.
  • Differ later in the bulk of the ripening of berries.
  • Some give root offspring, many multiply by the tips of the stem.
  • The root neck should be covered with soil no more than 1-2 cm.
  • The landing distance is 2-2.5 m, the row spacing is up to 2.5 m.
  • For upright blackberries, despite the bush method of planting, need support.
  • Different cropping.

Orapaho, Navaho, Chester, replaced Orkan - without a single spike, large-fruited, Avagavam - collection dates early August, Darrow - fruiting from early August to mid-September, Buckingham, Taberberry, Ufa Local - Russian, Gazda - Polish, Flint - quite for him similar, taylor and others.

Creeping, stalks are braided, flexible, require attachment to a support (garters).

  • The main difference after the shoots is the absence of root shoots. Replacement shoots grow from rhizomes.
  • Less drought-resistant in comparison with creeping blackberry varieties due to the peculiarities of rhizome and leaves
  • The berry is juicy, sweeter and unequivocally larger than cumanic. However, fruit branches are not so rich, there are few berries in the brush, due to which the gross yield is less than that of upright species.
  • Differ in an earlier term of ripening - July-August.
  • Root offspring do not give, multiply by the tips of the stem - pulps, layering of the apical bud, rarely green chernenkovaniem.
  • When planting a creeping blackberry, the root bud should be directed upwards.
  • The landing distance is not less than 1.6–2 m in a row, between rows not less than 2.5 to 3 m. A denser planting implies intensive feedings, since the nutritional area is reduced. In addition, when changing plant height, it is necessary to form a vine in a new way, and this is extra time, which not everyone has.

Black Butte (Black Butte) - a novelty on the market, very large years - length 5 cm, diameter 2.5 cm, weight over 10 g, with small spikes, Waldo (Tornless), Karaka (Karaka Black) - early New Zealand , a novelty, famous for large fruits of 10-12 g and abundant fruiting, the Abundant is Russian, bred by Michurin and not lost its relevance, Lucretia is not a novelty, old American, not winter-hardy, etc.

The third type - hybrids with signs of both species, creeping and erect. Combined their best features: a multi-tiered fruit cluster, yield, large fruits. Many have acquired relatively high frost resistance.

At the very beginning, the stems grow vertically, on reaching a height of 1.5 m they assume a horizontal position. Lianoobraznye, soft they can not be called - quite rough, tough.

  • They must be taught to the horizontal position as they grow by fastening to the support; otherwise, if you try to bend, damage or kink may occur.
  • For reproduction, the tips of the shoots are pinned to the ground. Having taken root, the top winters. In the spring, in May, it is cut off from the mother bush, and in the fall, seedlings can be transplanted to a new place.
  • Ukryvnye - should spend the winter only under cover to avoid freezing of the roots.

The most famous are Tornfrey, Smootstem, Black Sateen (August-early September), Evergreen, Chester Thornless, Dirksen Thornless, Natchez (Natchez) - without thorns, early maturation, Black Diamond (Black Diamond). Nambole is adapted to the conditions of the Central Band of Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia Tornfri, Black Satin, Smutsem, a relative of Tornfri, but has a lower yield - 0.5-0.7 per shrub, smaller round fruits - up to 2.5 g.

Bearing and prickly: who is better?

Not surprisingly, blackberryless varieties are valued more. And how do they differ from those dotted with small, but thorny ones?
Stems are not covered with thorns, in return - light pubescence. This greatly facilitates the harvest.
Lack of root offspring - in most cases, if it relates to cumanic or semi-studded hybrids. A big plus: entrenched, the culture gives a lot of shoots that can clog the entire plot.
Much more fruitful, aimed at obtaining the maximum number of berries. Mostly these are semi-dwelling species, but many are upright, Cumanic.

As for the rest, if you want to learn more about blackberry varieties - read the description, considering that the main thing is care, competent agricultural techniques, and conditions - the soil, the climate. Choose the most suitable for you, considering the climatic conditions and experiment - only this way you will choose the best. The right choice for you!

Blackberry species

Before turning to the discussion of varieties, you need to talk about the species. There are only three of them, but the differences between them are grand.

  1. Rossianica, she's an ozhina, blackberry gray - is a creeping lodging shrub. It has an average cold resistance (up to -20 ° C), ripens early, gives juicy, tasty, fragrant and large berries, which can be both black and dark red in color. Creeping shoots are long, can grow up to 4.5 meters, fruit branches are located perpendicular to the main branch. In this variety, thornless varieties have been bred, since the shrub of the parent thorny species has few. Breeding rosary is rooting apical buds, and you can grow them on a support, so the berries ripen faster.
  2. Cumanica, or blackberry Nessian - also a shrub, but tall and upright, whose branches are slightly drooping. In height, it can grow to three meters. Differs kind of good resistance to low temperatures and an abundance of thorns along the entire stem. Mostly varieties of this species are self-pollinating. Propagated by their offspring or basal cuttings. The berries are usually black or black and gray.
  3. Semi-swarming blackberry - an intermediate species, which, however, stands alone, since the varieties and hybrids of this variety are different from the rest. The branches are wilting quite strongly, the height of the bushes is 2.5 m. It is possible to propagate, as with the comanic, with the root shoots of the buds of the apical shoots. Berries are medium, black and red.

Although the erect cumanica berries are not the largest, but of medium size, because of the ease of care, and ease of harvesting, as well as due to abundant fruiting, it is her preference to grow most of the summer residents.

On the basis of these three varieties, the Americans, the British and Europeans created more than three hundred different varieties and hybrids of this useful and tasty berry in all respects. American and English varieties are most suitable for us and in the whole world community of gardeners are rightfully considered the most successful.

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The ground part of all varieties is not woody, that is, it does not form perennial wood. Shoots sprouting from root buds do not bear fruit in the first year. Fruiting begins on the side branches of the second year, which then die off. This is where the similarities end, and differences begin in varieties and their agricultural practices.

"American" without thorns is considered the most fruitful of all varieties bred today (even present on this issue in the Guinness Book of Records). The fruits of the Doyle variety are rather large, sweet and juicy. One berry weighs an average of seven grams.

Productivity is achieved due to the fact that the bush produces lateral fruit-bearing shoots a lot, and their length can reach half a meter. This variety is considered drought-resistant and cold-resistant. But for maximum yield, top dressing and regular watering are required.

Ruben variety

Also bred in America, but English breeders helped local breeders. The result was a remontant variety, which, being an exception from the rest, bears fruit on annual running shoots. The plant entered the market only 6 years ago, but has already earned popularity, both in industrial gardening farms and in private owners.

"Ruben" grows vertically, but the bush is compact and not high (from 1.5 to 2 m). To grow it does not need a trellis and supports. The branches are strong, do not break and do not bend in the wind. At the end of the fruiting bush is cut off, so do not gently take care of its insulation for the winter. In the spring, new shoots grow, which immediately give the berries ripening in August and September. The root system of a bush is powerful, so it freezes through frosts easily and grows on any, even arid and not very fertile, soils. You can plant a blackberry "Ruben" along the fences and in the shading. This variety also has no thorns, besides the berry is very easy to shoot.

The berries are large (up to 10 g) and have a sweet taste. The shape is elongated, the berry is about 4 cm long. They have good transport characteristics and a long shelf life.

Variety "Tornfri"

Differs unpretentiousness and good adaptability to our winter weather conditions. The variety is quite fruitful, resistant to diseases. It can grow and bear fruit without changing the place of planting up to 30 years.

The berries are not juicy, but “fleshy.” They weigh from 7 to 9 g. They are inferior in size to some varieties, but the variety is considered commercial, because the berries have excellent taste, the safety is high, and the berries are “one to one”. Blackberry "Tornfri" can be collected mechanically. The berries ripen in August.

Brought her to the University of Maryland exactly half a century ago. Since then, the variety has improved so much that it has a list of advantages:

  • no thorns,
  • together gives crops,
  • abundant fruiting,
  • There are a lot of berries on the brush,
  • the taste is good
  • simultaneous ripening of berries,
  • does not give numerous offspring,
  • not afraid of pests and almost no ill
  • looks decorative and beautiful blooms.

Variety "Loch Tey"

It was brought out by the Scots, and they are very proud of it, because the berries in this variety of blackberry have a bright and rich taste. In size they are not the largest, the mass is about 4-5 g. But all the berries are uniform, the commodity and shipping qualities are high.

This is a tall shrub that requires installation on supports, otherwise the branches with ripe tassels will fall and the crop will be damaged.

The collection is possible mechanical, so the variety is classified as industrial, but it is often grown on personal plots. The fruits ripen in late July.

Variety "Agaveam"

This variety, selected in the second half of the XIX century by the Americans, came to us half a century ago, and since then it has been successfully and widely cultivated in home gardens. The berries do not have outstanding sizes, their weight is from 4 to 5 g, but the taste is amazing, with a sourness, reminiscent of wild wild blackberry.

Strong vertical shoots reach 2-2.2 m. Even the strongest frosts are not terrible to this shrub; it can tolerate temperatures of -30 ° C.

Ягоды черные, блестящие, по мере созревания в них растет количество сахара, и к моменту сбора они становятся пресно-сладкими, поэтому собирают ежевику этого сорта в стадии технической спелости.

Сорт подвержен многочисленным заболеваниям, и если ягоды передержать на кусте, они начинают загнивать. Therefore, for processing and transportation, they harvest the fruits of the Agave variety in late August, without waiting for consumer ripeness, which occurs in early September.

Variety "Apache"

Bred in Arkansas at the very beginning of the XXI century. High upright shrub, up to 2.5 meters, differs enlarged berries of interesting conical shape. 7-9 g is the average mass of fruits that can hang on a bush from mid-July to mid-August. The quality and taste characteristics do not fall. The color remains saturated black, glossy on the surface. Although the fruits and juicy, they do not crumple during collection and transportation.

The taste is consistently harmonious and sweet-sour. This plant is characterized by low drought tolerance and low winter hardiness. And it does not tolerate even too dry air, therefore, for it is recommended watering with drip irrigation and shelter for the winter from frost.

Sort "Black Satin"

The variety, bred in the USA, strikes with powerful, fast-growing shoots that can be up to seven meters long. Somewhere at a height of one and a half meters, erect branches begin to climb. Such is the peculiarity of this plant, which, in order not to lose the harvest, needs a garter to a support.

The plant does not have thorns and high yield. But on the bush after the ripening berries hold a very short time - 4-5 days. Therefore, they have to be collected in several stages, selectively, so that they do not crumble.

The berries have a rounded elongated shape, almost cylindrical, pleasant to the taste. The variety is considered productive, for the season of wavy fruit bearing - from the end of July to the beginning of August, up to 16 kg of berries can be harvested from the bush.

Variety "Karaka Black"

This hybrid is unique in that raspberry participated in its selection. It was bred in New Zealand, but the difficult ways of repeated crossing resulted in a high-yielding bush with lash lengths up to 5 meters, with large berries. The hybrid differs in early fruiting - the first berries can be expected at the end of June. Then, during July and until the beginning of August, the crop of large, narrowed to the bottom and elongated glossy black berries, weighing from 8 to 10 g, ripen in waves

Taste and aroma are good, fruits are suitable for storage and are not damaged during transportation.

The plant is resistant to pathogens and adverse conditions, but suddenly, in the middle of the growing season, the leaves on it may turn yellow. This feature is not a pathology or a sign of any disease.

Variety "Chester Thornless"

One of the most frost-resistant varieties, bred in America in the seventies of the last century. It differs in frost resistance above an average indicator (maintains a frost to -26 ° C). Semi-vegetative species requiring trellis garter. Height lashes - up to one and a half meters. The size and weight of medium and large - up to seven grams. The color is bluish-black, the surface is shiny.

The taste is rich, sweet, sour almost absent. The structure of the berries is very dense, they are strong, even in a mature state. They can be easily transported and stored for a long time without loss of presentation.

The variety has a high yield - with trellis cultivation - up to 15 kg of berries from a bush. Ripen from late July to early August.

Polar variety

This variety of "new". It was developed by Polish breeders 10 years ago, but specialists have been working on its improvement for about thirty years. What was the result? High yield combined with unpretentiousness and minimal cost of caring for shrubs.

Erect shoots 2.5 meters do not require support. Glossy dark berries look neat, having the same oval shape. Taste has rich shades, but does not have astringency, which is inherent in many cultivars of blackberry. Acid is minimal. Maturation terms are stretched. Fruiting begins in July and may, under favorable weather conditions, continue until September.

Variety resistant to pests and diseases, ideal for growing in our climate.

Blackberries - a delicious berry that can diversify the garden assortment of the summer cottage. Its yield justifies the labor costs of growing, and the vitamin and mineral composition is not inferior to the "healing" raspberry. If you choose the right variety, based on the capabilities of the site and the needs of the family, you can provide yourself with interesting flavor combinations in winter blanks. They make a lot of various compotes, jams, jellies, marmalades from blackberries, preserve the berry in its own juice, freeze and, of course, eat fresh. Since the majority of successful varieties of fruit bearing stretched for a period of about a month, the source of vitamins on the site is easy to have, growing blackberries.

Asterina (Asterina)

Asterina bred in Switzerland. It prefers a hot climate. Consider the optimal scheme of planting 1.5 m by 2.5 m. Early collection of fruits, may begin in June and last through September. This blackberry belongs to the new and very productive varieties. Does not have spines. The bush itself is compact, powerful. Numerous branches grow vertically. The leaves are beautiful, with large teeth. Flowers are white. Berries, not even ripe, have a very sweet taste with subtle sourness. They are solid, large (minimum 7 g), black. They have a rounded or rounded elongated shape. After ripening, the fruits are not showered for a long time. This plant is very healthy, resistant to diseases and pests, but under adverse conditions (rainy summer, high humidity) it can be affected by anthracnose.

Waldo (Waldo)

Another nonlessless blackberry variety. Early ripening, fruiting from June for 4-5 weeks. It has a high yield - 18-20 kg per copy. Bred in the state of Oregon by Dr. Jordam Waldo. The bush with creeping two-meter shoots has very compact dimensions, the planting scheme is 1 m × 2 m, almost does not need pruning. Glossy, sweet and sour, very tasty, juicy berries with small seed, weigh an average of 6-7 g. Have a black color, round shape, highly transportable. This blackberry variety tolerates our frosts relatively well. Waldo is the first American genetically studless variety. This trait is often transmitted to its seedlings.

Chief Joseph

Powerful, semi-detachable shrub with a rich lateral branching. This tall blackberry grows quickly and grows up to 3-4 m and even higher. The leaves are bright green, medium in size, have small, sharp teeth. Flowers are white. Shoots beshipnye numerous. It ripens in June, July and bears fruit for about one and a half months. Large fruits of 12-15 g (maximum 25 g) with sweet taste without sourness are collected in multihomed brushes. They are rounded, black. In 3-4 years after planting, the yield will be 35 kg from one bush. Chief Joseph is drought resistant, highly transportable. Did you know?This variety is named after the leader of the Indians, the leader of the North American tribes - Joseph, who was famous for his iron character and advocated loyalty to the Americans.

Blackberry Guy is a new non-bearing variety bred in 2008 at the Brzeзa Institute (Poland). Powerful, tough, straight-growing shoots are unsuitable for bending down and need shrub shaping. Reach three meters in height. The plant has a high energy of growth, it does not give shoots. The leaves are dark green. Berry weighs an average of 9-11 g, black, shiny, barrel-shaped and sweet taste. The variety is characterized by high resistance to disease, transportability, yield and early ripening. Guy has excellent frost resistance and can withstand temperatures down to -30 ° C. Contained without shelter.

Gazda

This new Polish blackberry variety was registered in 2003. Suitable for mechanized picking berries. Shoots are straight, durable, covered with weak spikes in a small amount. Have high growth rates and may need support. Dark blue, medium (5-7 g) berries ripen from early August to late September. Fruits are sweet and sour, dense, round shape. The variety is also characterized by good transportability, winter hardiness and high resistance to major pests and diseases.

Important!After the end of the fruiting period, the stems are cut as the plant bears fruits on the branches of the second year. Side shoots are also shortened to 2-3 internodes.

Loch Mary (Loch Maree)

The compact blackberry Loch Mary is one of the latest novelties of Scottish varieties. Its semi-erect, fast-growing shoots do not have thorns. Impressive, elegant, pink, double flowers of this plant serve as an additional bait for gardeners. It has a medium term ripening. High-quality fruits of medium size (4-5, up to 10 g) have a pleasant aroma, tasty, sweet, juicy. The berries are black, glossy, rounded. Productivity and transportability are good. The plant is undemanding to agricultural technology and is able to grow in weak shading.

Loch Tay

Blackberry variety of English selection. Brought him Dr. Jennings. Unpretentious, does not need good soils, permanent, abundant watering. Drought-resistant and relatively cold-resistant. The plant is compact, shoots are half-body, gearless. Early variety, fruits from the middle - end of July (ripening lasts about 21 days). Black, glossy, rounded fruits are located on multi-brush. They have excellent taste. Blackberry Loch Tey has a good yield, transportability and even during rainy summer will not be affected by gray rot.

Karaka Black

Variety bred in New Zealand. It is the result of hybridization of different types of blackberry and raspberry hybrids with blackberry. It has an average growth rate. Shoots are prickly, flexible, grow 3-5 m in length. The fruiting period lasts 6-8 weeks. Productivity is high - more than 12 kg from one plant. Fruits are large (

10 g), long (4-5 cm), black, glossy with a pleasant taste and aroma. A distinctive feature is the possibility of long-term storage, freezing berries. Disease resistance and transportability are also high. Important!Karaka Black is not a frost-resistant variety and needs shelter for the winter, without which it will suffer greatly from low temperatures.

Quachita

Blackberry Quachita is a completely new variety bred by American botanist scientists (University of Arkansas). It adapts well to different growing conditions, is tough, resistant to diseases and pests. It is hot and cold-resistant (up to -26 ° C), but it is better to cover for the winter. Demanding only to the ground - better fructifies on loamy, fertile soil with good drainage. It has an average ripening period - mid June – August. Very sweet berries, weighing up to 8 g, juicy with good transportability. The yield of Quachita is high - up to 30 kg from a bush. Use as fresh fruit, and after processing.

Ouchita or Waushito (Ouachita)

A new variety, also bred at the University of Arkansas. Shoots with strong vigor of growth, bearingless, powerful, direct-directed, up to 3 m high. For this compact bush, a planting pattern of 2 m × 2.5 m is suitable. It will be better to bear fruit in a sunny place with drained soil. The period of fructification falls on July – end of August. The berries are medium (5-9 g), sweet, blue-black, dense, brilliant, with a bright dessert taste, juicy, well transportable. With one bush Ouchita can collect up to 30 kg of crop. Resistant to heat and drought, and as for frost resistance, this blackberry can withstand temperatures down to -17 ° C. Keeps a trade dress about a week.

Another Polish variety. Bred by Jan Daneko and registered in 1998. The bush has a rapid growth rate, grows to 2.8-3 m, does not give basal shoots. Vibrant, powerful shoots - upright. It blooms in mid-May with white flowers, and ripens in late June-mid July, depending on climatic conditions. The berries are quite large - 6-8 g, black, glossy, oblong (up to 3 cm), cylindrical. The taste is sweet and sour, pleasant. Well tolerated transportation. For Orkan characteristic floral aroma. One plant gives a yield of 5 kg. In mild climates it winters without shelter, but in case of frost it is necessary. Resistance to diseases and pests is high.

Polar (Polar)

Polar blackberry was also selected in Poland (for airless cultivation in the Polish climate). Maintains frosts up to -25 ° С and even up to -30 ° С, but at the same time the yield decreases 3-5 times. Registered in 2008. Straight, powerful, thick shoots without thorns grow to 2.5-3 m. Growth is strong, without root growth. Serrated leaves have a bright green color. It blooms in early May in large, white flowers. Ripens in August-September. Berries with a rich, pleasant, sweet taste, are black and oval. The variety is high yielding. It tolerates long-term transportation, even when dropped does not deform. Suitable for industrial cultivation.

Natchez (Natchez)

One of the varieties bred in Arkansas, USA (2007). Bespishny, vigorous, with powerful, thick, long, semi-upright shoots. It is an early ripe variety, ripens in early July (the term of ripening may vary, taking into account weather conditions in spring). Large berries (8-10 g), having black color and oblong shape, do not crumble for a very long time. They are characterized by a very sweet taste (not even ripe) with a cherry flavor, pleasant aroma and high yield. Fruits are able to persist chilled for a long time. Have high transportability.

Rushai (Ruczai)

Another Polish variety. Appeared in 2009 thanks to Jan Daneko. More suitable for the garden, not commerce. This is a strong shrub with numerous shoots. Almost without root shoots. Semi-spreading thornless branches have a high growth force. Ripens in the middle – end of August. Beautiful purple-black berries have an elongated shape, intense shine. There are medium and large (3-5 g, up to 3 cm). Fragrant fruits contain a lot of sugar, they have a sweet taste with barely perceptible sourness. Each bush older than four years is able to produce up to 20 kg of berries, but this requires fertilizing, pruning and formation. Transportability is high. The variety is resistant to tick and major diseases. Shelter needed for the winter.

Chester (Chester Thornless)

Chester is an American variety from the state of Maryland. Is a hybrid varieties Tornfri and Darrow. Self-pollinating shrub, semi-wedge-shaped, with two-, three-meter branches. The spikes on the shoots are missing. Blooms in pink, large flowers. Chester bears fruit late (end of July – August) on last year’s sprouts. The weight of dark blue, shiny, very dense berries is 5-9 g. They are of uneven size. They are sweet with a thin sourness and a peculiar aroma. Able to withstand long shipment. The variety is high-yielding (up to 20 kg from one plant). One of the most frost-free blackberries is among those bearingless.

There are a great many varieties, and it is impossible to tell about all. But, we hope that you will find the right one for you, and the information provided will help you in choosing.

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