Columbia Sunrise Thornless Blackberry
The Columbia Sunrise Thornless Blackberry is the earliest ripening of any blackberry and thornless too! Another brilliant creation by Chadd Finn at the USDA and Oregon State University, Columbia Sunrise ripens a full 2 weeks before any other cultivar, extending the U-Pick season and giving an early start to your blackberry season. Check out the other varieties from the USDA and OSU breeding program Columbia Star and Columbia Giant.
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Latin Name: Rubus hybrid
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: Late June- July
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blackberries do not suffer from significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 6-8