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Thornless Blackberries
« on: July 14, 2010, 05:54:44 PM »
These are Doyle Blackberries - still very unripe yet.  I have grown this variety, seedy but wonderful flavor when fully ripe.   -20 F. winter (with mulch) to 120+ F.Summer.    Huge production by year 3, berries in grape-like bunches easy picking - they tip root rapidly, two plants ='s 50  tip rooted plants by 2nd yr if fed well. Prune like grapes - fruit on last yrs wood.  like acid soil (and Mir-Acid)  ;D - ripe when fruit is flat black.

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Re: Thornless Blackberries
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 01:20:06 PM »
Varieties of Thornless blackberries.

Doyle, - upright - grape vine style bearing on old wood - need pruning - massive yields 3 rd yr - prolific tip rooting propogation.  Patented plant.  Can keep tip roots as own stock - no resell rights.  Older varity than most other thornless varieties, much heavier bearing, sour till flat black fruit signals fully ripe, shiny black fruit still not fully ripe, large seeds, excellent flavor very sweet when ripe, tough plant.  I grew them in Ohio.

Apache, upright - self pollinating ripens July-August - patented

Black Satin, upright canes, hardy to zone 5, 2nd yr bearing

Arapaho, upright need pruning 2nd yr crops on older wood

Chester  zones 5-8, otherwise same as arapaho


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Go to the doyle website for pruning instructions.   I had so many tip roots new plant purchases were not necessary after yr 1  (good soil treatments and Miracle grow for azaleas, and poking tips into containers with prepared ammended soil.)  Transplanting tip rooted plants once vigerous growth seen with sprout earlier detached from mother plant cane.
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