Blackberry ‘Chester’ (Rubus fruticosus)

Description

A semi-erect, self-fruitful, thornless shrub with clusters of pinkish-white, rose-like flowers which give way to a heavy crop of very large, jet black, round and very sweet blackberries in mid-late summer. The berries are firm and excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies. Free-standing, this plant is reputedly an excellent variety for making blackberry wine. For best results, plant in a sheltered, sunny position. Will tolerate light shade, but the plant yields better and is more healthy when sited in full sun. Grows 3-5′ tall. Photo courtesy of Ball Seed.

Description

A semi-erect, self-fruitful, thornless shrub with clusters of pinkish-white, rose-like flowers which give way to a heavy crop of very large, jet black, round and very sweet blackberries in mid-late summer. The berries are firm and excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies. Free-standing, this plant is reputedly an excellent variety for making blackberry wine. For best results, plant in a sheltered, sunny position. Will tolerate light shade, but the plant yields better and is more healthy when sited in full sun. Grows 3-5′ tall. Photo courtesy of Ball Seed.