Developed in Florida for use in home gardens and roadside stands, 'Flordagrand' bears its large oblong shiny black fruits on trailing thorny stems in spring. They are preceded by white pink-tinged flowers. The soft, tart, highly aromatic berries do not store well and are best used for pies preserves and jellies. The purplish-red canes have compound evergreen leaves. Plants are not self-fruitful and require another cultivar such as 'Oklawaha' for berry production.
This hybrid blackberry likes...
Bearing plump sweet black raspberries on arching thorny disease-resistant canes, 'Jewel' is a hardy deciduous shrub originating in New York State. Borne from early to mid-summer on second-year canes, the fragrant dome-shaped berries are excellent fresh or in preserves. The blue-gray canes are attractive in winter.
This cultivar prefers sun and well drained humus-rich soil, but may benefit from some shade and a cool summer mulch in hotter conditions. Remove second-year canes in late winter to...
(Kiowa Thornless Blackberry, Thornless Blackberry)
Boasting very large flavorful fruits and a long and late fruiting season, this moderately hardy deciduous shrub is one of many blackberry hybrids developed at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Produced on second-year canes, the firm jet-black berries appear for 6 weeks in late spring and early summer. They do not dwindle in size over the season. They store well and are excellent fresh, frozen, or in pies and preserves.
Like most blackberries, 'Kiowa' prefers...
A somewhat hardier alternative to other trailing blackberry hybrids such as 'Boysen' and 'Marion, 'Kotata' is a lax thorny deciduous shrub grown for its juicy edible fruits. Sparse, long, trailing canes bear pinkish-white flowers in spring, followed by heavy crops of large glossy black berries that are prized for their sweet tart-edged flavor. The berries mature in mid-summer. Their small seeds and robust flavor make them a favorite for eating and preserving. Firmer than those of 'Marion' or 'Boysen,'...
An antique cultivar that is still grown and prized for its exceptionally sweet fruits, 'Lawton' is a hardy hybrid blackberry introduced in New York State around 1850. Produced on thorny, erect, suckering, deciduous plants, the medium-sized berries mature in late spring and early summer. They are preceded by moderately attractive white flowers. They are excellent fresh or in pies and preserves.
Like most blackberries, 'Lawton' prefers sun and well drained humus-rich soil, but may benefit from...
A blackberry/raspberry hybrid, 'Marion' is a trailing, thorny, deciduous shrub grown for its juicy edible fruits. Sparse, long, lax canes bear white flowers in spring, followed by heavy crops of plump dark red to black berries that are prized for their sweet flavor. The berries ripen from early to mid-summer. Their small seeds and robust flavor make them a favorite for eating and preserving.
This relatively cold-tender cultivar requires sun and well drained, humus-rich soil, but may benefit from...
(Blackberry, Navajo Thornless Blackberry)
Navaho blackberry is an erect, thornless, deciduous shrub grown for its edible fruits. Later-fruiting than many other erect thornless blackberries, it ripens its firm, black berries in early summer. They are more abundant but smaller than those of other cultivars. Its strong upright canes need no support.
'Navaho' requires sun and well drained, humus-rich soil, but may benefit from some shade in hot-summer climates. It flowers and fruits on second-year wood, which should be pruned to the ground...
(Nova Red Raspberry, Red Raspberry)
Large-fruited and vigorous, 'Nova' is a productive and exceptionally hardy raspberry. Like all raspberries, it is a rangy shrub that grows as a thicket of upright biennial stems. Its canes (stems) have light spines. The flowers appear in clusters and are off-white. The fruits are firm and bright red and hold well after picking. Year-old canes flower in early spring and ripen their fruits in late spring. New canes flower in summer, yielding a late summer to early fall harvest.
For good crops,...
One of many blackberry hybrids developed at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station in Fayetteville, Arkansas, this disease-resistant variety produces a generous crop of large, plump, sweet fruits on erect, thornless canes in early to midsummer. The delicious, glossy-black berries are excellent eaten fresh, and popular for use in pies and preserves.
Like most blackberries, 'Ouachita' prefers sun and humus-rich, well-drained soil, but may benefit from some shade and a cool summer mulch...