History: Balsors Hardy blackberries were developed in Nova Scotia, where they have been grown by the Balsor family for over a century.
Why We Grow It: This hardy variety produces large, dark berries that are sweet and juicy. To make it even better, they bear fruit over a long period of time which gives you that much more of an opportunity to enjoy these lovely berries.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Soil Preference: Loam and sandy loam, prefers soils that are moist but well-drained
Growth Habits: Vigorous and hardy, produce good crops over a long fruiting season
Class: Floricane, bears fruit in the summer and only on second year growth
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different blackberry variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Ripens: Mid August
Storage: Keeps up to a week when stored in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating, baking
Size including roots: 10-25cm one year plant