Blackberry Chester Thornless

Blackberry Chester Thornless

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Chester blackberries are the most winter hardy and largest-fruiting of the thornless blackberry varieties. Individual fruit measure up to 1'' long, as big as small plums. It also performs well in the Deep South. Chester blackberries will not soften or lose color on hot, sunny days. The flowers are light pink and decorative, and it produces glossy, jet black fruit that has to be seen to be believed. The berries have a sweet flavor and are excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies. Just 45 berries will fill a quart basket, compared to more than 100 regular blackberries. Ripens in August. Trailing-trellising is beneficial for cane support. Thornless blackberries. Hardiness zones 5-9.

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