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Chester Blackberry

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Dormant, bare-root

Zones:  5-8

Soil Type:  Loamy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun

Mature Height & Width:  4-5' Height and 3-4' Spread

Growth Rate:  Fast - 12+" per year once established

Moisture Requirements: Average, well drained soils

Plant Characteristics

Chester Blackberry

Rubus fruiticosus 'Chester'

Chester Blackberry is a firm and flavorful berry. The self-pollinating, semi-erect, thornless canes will produce abundant berries. Delicious freshly picked or for making preserves and baking. Sweet, firm fruit retains rich, glossy, deep color. Chester is a summer-bearing floricane (late July to mid-August, based upon location) which exhibits resistance to cane blight. A floricane produces berries on second year growth. Canes which have produced fruit (the floricanes) should be cut down to the ground in late winter because they will not produce again. Also, remove all but 3 or 4 healthy primocanes per plant in late winter. Spacing is 3-4' x 8-12'. Stake or train onto a trellis. Good winter hardiness.

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