You’ll love the flavor and the ease of harvest of this thornless and delicious Chester blackberry. Chester produces abundant crops of large, high quality berries that ripen from late August until frost. These glossy, jet black berries are great for fresh eating and make tasty pies and smoothies.
Latin Name: Rubus spp.
Site and Soil: Blackberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Blackberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Blackberries are hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height on trellis.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blackberries do not suffer from significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 2-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41