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Rubus - Blackberry/Raspberry

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Rubus fruticosus 'Chester' Thornless
'Chester Thornless' blackberry

Rubus Chester - Blackberry

Height: 3-4'
Spread: 4-5'
Zone: 5
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: white
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit:  blackberry

‘Chester’ is a semi-erect, thornless blackberry cultivar. This is a self-fruitful, free-standing, thornless shrub that produces one crop of fruit per year. Clusters of pinkish-white, 5-petaled, rose-like flowers in spring give way to firm blackberries of excellent eating quality that mature in summer.

1965

 

Rubus fruticosus 'Coho'
'Coho' raspberry

Rubus Coho - Red Raspberry

Height: 6'
Spread: 5'
Zone: 4
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: white
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit:  red raspberry

A floricane fruiting red raspberry named after the Coho salmon that are renowned for their brilliant red body coloration and late spawning runs. 'Coho' has high yields of late-ripening large, bright red, very firm raspberries that separate easily from the plant.  One of the most outstanding characteristics of ‘Coho’ is its late ripening when there are almost no other cultivars with ripe fruit available.

1820

 

Rubus Darrow
'Darrow' blackberry

Rubus Darrow

Height: 4-6'
Spread: 3-4'
Zone: 4
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: white
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit: blackberry

Rubus 'Darrow', has large, berries that are firm, juicy and have a delightful taste. They are great for all purposes, and proven to be the most reliable producer of large crops of top quality fruit. Hardy and rust resistant, it produces well at an early age and ripens in July. The near-black berries are unbelievably big, many measuring a full inch across.

1809

 

Rubus fru. 'Black Satin' - thornless
'Black Satain' thornless blackberry

Rubus Black Satin

Height: 5-7'
Spread: 3-5'
Zone: 5
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: pink
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit: blackberry

Rubus 'Black Satin' is a superior variety as it is extremely hardy.  Thornless Blackberries are extremely vigorous and disease free. Plants will not sucker. Consistently produces a heavy crop. You'll pick 35-40 berries on each thornless stem! Berries are large, attractive and have a luscious flavor. Ripen in summer. (Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.)

1817

 

Rubus idaeus 'Heritage'
'Heritage' raspberry

Rubus ida. Heritage

Height: 10'
Spread: 10'
Zone: 5
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: white
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit: red raspberry

This particular variety bears tasty, small fruits in June and September. Raspberries are biennials that perform best in full sun with plenty of water and a good fertilizing when blooms begin. Birds also love the fruit, so you may have to share the harvest. Plants should be placed 3' apart in rows between 7-9' apart. Fruit is produced on one year old wood.  For best results, cut down all fruited canes to ground level at the end of the season.

1810

 

Rubus idaeus 'Williamette'
'Williamette' raspberry

Rubus ida. Williamette

Height: 6-10'
Spread: 6-10'
Zone: 5
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: white
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit: red raspberry

This is an excellent variety for fresh eating, freezing and canning.  It holds its color and shape very well.  An extremely large berry, nearly round, dark red, very firm, and of excellent quality.  Vigorous, productive, and suckers freely. Requires well drained soils and mild winters.  Disease resistant.  Ripens early.

1818

 

Rubus idaeus 'Killarney'
'Killarney' raspberry

Rubus Killarney

Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: white
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit: red raspberry

Rubus 'Killarney', is such an attractive sweet fruit with great aroma and flavor. It's excellent for freezing, canning and for pies. One of the most disease resistant varieties, making it very easy to maintain. It is extremely winter hardy. This plant tends to bear in clusters that weight down the canes, so support is recommended.

1970

 

Rubus Marionberry
Marionberry blackberry

Rubus Marionberry

Height: 4-6'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: white
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit: blackberry

A fast-growing bramble-like vine that can produce canes up to 20 feet long. Vines contain prominent thorns. Flowers bloom during Spring in large clusters. Fruits ripen shortly thereafter during late Spring and Summer.

1821

 

Rubus strigosus 'Royalty'
Royalty blackberry

Rubus Royalty

Height: 4-6'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Harvest: summer
Flowers: white
Light Requirement: full sun

Fruit: purple raspberry

Raspberry 'Royalty' is the most popular purple raspberry variety today. This purple summerbearing variety is one of the heaviest producers. Sweet, light flavor produces outstanding jellies and jams. It is late ripening and excellent for table use. Raspberry 'Royalty' is hardy, and has good yield potential.

1831