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Cherokee Blackberry

Cherokee Blackberry

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Species: Rubus sp.

History: Cherokee blackberries are an erect blackberry, one of several such varieties developed by the University of Arkansas.

Why We Grow It: This variety grows quickly and produces a good-sized crop of large, sweet berries. 

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Loam and sandy loam, prefers soils that are moist but well-drained

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Erect, spread underground like raspberries, grow quickly. Resistant to blackberry orange rust. 

Thorns: Yes

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   

Bloom Colour: White 

Ripens: Mid July

Storage: Keeps up to a week when stored in the fridge

Recommended Use: Fresh eating

Height Above Soil Line: 10-25cm

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