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Special Blackberry Varieties

OSAGE THORNLESS BLACKBERRY

This is the thirteenth release from the University of Arkansas.

Osage was developed with the intention of advancing flavor to a higher level in Blackberries. Osage ripens 5 days after Natchez around June 10, three days earlier than Ouachita. The berries are medium size and very firm with excellent flavor, good yielding and has an excellent storage potential. Osage should perform very well in commercial shipping.

LOCHNESS THORNLESS BLACKBERRY

A semi trailing type blackberry that has excellent flavor, high yielding, and is very winter hardy. it is rated as Canada's best variety for all the above statements. Ripening time is late season starting to pick in mid July. Bush is vigorous but compact, does best when trellised.

NATCHEZ THORNLESS BLACKBERRY

A very large early ripening blackberry, with high yields. Ripens June 3rd. In zone 7. Fruit size comparable to Apache Blk. Berry, and holds it large size through fruiting season. Yields very good comparable to Ouachita blk. Berry. Flavor and quality have been good, the plant is not as erect as other Arkansas types, and would benefit from trellis system. Fruit has held up very good in storage. No disease problems have been observed.

OUACHITA (Thornless)

Forth release of patented thornless blackberry from the University of Arkansas. Ripens June 12th in Arkansas. Very productive, medium to large fruit, sweet, firm berries. Suitable for fresh market or commercial shipping. Good disease resistant. Very erect, free standing plant that will bridge the gap between Arapaho and Navaho. Zones 5-8.

TRIPLE CROWN (Thornless)

This variety is a semi erect type plant, bears very heavy, large fruit with excellant flavor. It will be earlier ripening than the Chester and is as winter hardy as Chester, makes a very sturdy cane system. Winds do not effect this variety as bad as others, canes do not brake at base, like some types do.

Navaho (Thornless) Patent #6679

First ever Thornless Blackberry that's erect and self-supporting. Has glossy black berries, sweeter and firmer than previous thornless varieties, with smaller seed size. Also very winter hardy. This Patented variety requires little maintenance. No wires or trellis needed. Ripens June 20 in zone 7.

Arapaho (Thornless) "Patented"

Earliest Thornless Blackberry in existence. Ripens June 3 in zone 7. Plants are erect and self-supporting, very winter hardy with no disease problems. The berries are large and very firm, excellent flavor. Arapaho will complement Navaho in providing a longer harvest season of Thornless Blackberries.

APACHE (Thornless) "Patented"

This variety is erect and stands up better than most all varieties. Apache has out produced the Arapaho and Navaho in test plots at the University of Arkansas. Fruiting season is just behind the Navaho, around June 23 in zone 6. Fruit of Apache is larger than the Arapaho and Navaho, and flavor is almost as good as the Navaho. No disease problems have been found, and no signs of Orange Rust have been spotted in any of the plantings.It has an excellant fruit Quality, glossy black conical shape fruit. Winter hardiness is very similar to Arapaho and Navaho.

Kiowa (Thorny) "Patented"

This blackberry has the largest berry size on the market. 30% larger than Shawnee, though yields are not as high as Shawnee. It is still very productive. Berries are firm with excellent flavor. Ripen over a six week period, starting around June 13th. It maintains large size throughout the harvesting period. Plant establishes a hedge row quickly, and has good disease resistance. It is resistant to Orange Rust, and somewhat resistant to Anthracnose. Plants are erect.

Chickasaw (Thorny) "Patented"

This variety is very early ripening about three days later than the Choctaw, Size of fruit is similair to Kiowa. Yields were higher than any of the previous thorny releases, from Arkansas. Flavor of fruit was rated very high. Fruit is large and long and cylindrical in shape, very firm fruit, with black glossy finish. Hardiness is comparible to the Shawnee and Kiowa, and better than the Choctaw.Chickasaw is moderately resistant to Anthracnose, and no signs of Orange Rust have been spotted in plantings.

Prices

Minimum of 3 plants of 1 variety

  • 3 to 11 plants - 2.50 Each
  • 12 to 24 plants - 2.10 Each
  • 25 to 49 Plants - $2.00 Each
  • 50 to 99 Plants - $1.95 Each
  • 100 to 199 Plants - $1.85 Each
  • 200 to 499 Plants - $1.75 Each
  • 500 to 999 Plants - $1.65 Each
  • Over1000 Plants - $1.50 Each


Root Cuttings

4 to 5 inch Root Cuttings availabe, from Tissue culture rootstock

  • $65.00 per 100 cuttings
  • $550.00 per 1,000 cuttings


Thorny Blackberry Varieties

SHAWNEE P.P. #5686:

Noted for its high yields and large size. Holds size throughout fruiting season, and over a longer ripening period than other blackberries. Ripens 7th of June.

CHOCTAW P.P. #6678:

Ripens fruit earliest of any blackberry variety. Glossy black finish with significantly smaller seed size. Great for fresh eating. Ripens third week of May.

Prices

Minimum of 3 plants of 1 variety

  • 3 to 11 plants - 2.50 Each
  • 12 to 24 plants - 2.10 Each
  • 25 to 49 Plants - $2.00 Each
  • 50 to 99 Plants - $1.95 Each
  • 100 to 199 Plants - $1.85 Each
  • 200 to 499 Plants - $1.75 Each
  • 500 to 999 Plants - $1.65 Each
  • Over1000 Plants - $1.50 Each


Root Cuttings available

4 to 5 inch Root Cuttings availabe, from Tissue culture rootstock

  • $65.00 per 100 cuttings
  • $550.00 per 1,000 cuttings