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Blackberries

Posted by bigpinks 6SCOhio (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 21, 12 at 12:12

What is the best thornless blackberry in your opinions?


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RE: Blackberries

The ones bred by the University of Ark. program are great, EXCEPT they are very marginal in terms of cane hardiness in Zone 6. I lose the canes about 3 years out of 4. But, that 4th year, which is THIS year due to the exceptionally mild winter, will be great -- they look fantastic now, and I know I'm going to get a ton of nice berries.

I have tried Chester, and its a dog - very weak for me, planted right next to all of my other blackberries which thrive, so it's not the conditions, and it hasn't done anything to speak of in 3 years.


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RE: Blackberries

I have Navaho, Chester, and 2 other from Arkansas, and Triple Crown beats them all in my soil.


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Mine are Apache and Arapaho and I could get cuttings from these six plants but I wanted to check to see if I might be smarter to not put all my eggs in the same basket. This is the second yr and the plants have covered a 6'x 15' cyclone fence. They are 20% bloomed and covered with buds so I guess I will see how they finish.


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RE: Blackberries

My Chester's are very productive, but they never really get sweet. My favorite is Triple Crown, followed by Doyle.
-Glenn


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RE: Blackberries

For me Doyle is the most productive (by far). The next is Triple Crown.
Olga


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RE: Blackberries

Triple crown, on average, has received the most positive comments on this forum over the past few years.


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