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Rubus 'Chester' Blackberry

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Item #37220-PK-3
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A late season of big, yummy berries

Finish blackberry season with a special treat—ultra-sweet, big, plump Rubus Chester Blackberry. This thornless variety is known for its large, sweet berries, very high eating quality and also good for canning and freezing. Extend the blackberry season and finish with a flourish.

This is a thornless blackberry, making picking the berries painless, and the fruit is quite firm, so you don't have to be ultra-gentle to harvest it (a big advantage for children and busy gardeners). The fruit arises on semi-upright plants that need no support.

Rubus Chester Blackberry boasts excellent yields, probably thanks in part to its resistance to cane blight, a scourge of many a blackberry shrub. It is also self-fertile, but you get a bigger crop when you grow several—and besides, who could bear to just grow one Chester.

This Rubus Chester Blackberry variety is known for its tolerance of unseasonable heat. Unlike others, its fruit will not lose color or drain juice when conditions get rough. It stays firm, keeping its shape as well as its flavor.

Expect Rubus Chester Blackberry to reach 4 to 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide. Hardy to -12 degrees Fahrenheit, it is tolerant of dry and poor soils as well, but will not abide wet feet, especially in winter. So find a well-drained spot for these shrubs and space them about 5 feet apart. They will begin to bear within 1 to 2 years from planting, setting pink flowers in spring before the fruit arises and begins to ripen in midsummer. Prepare for a big harvest every time with Chester.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Rubus
Species laciniatus
Variety 'Chester'
Item Form Pack of 3
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start to End Mid Spring
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 17, 2019

Came strong and hearty

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Easy to transplant and growing fast. Doesn't seem to mind the constant rain my area is having. The other plants I got do not enjoy the endless rain and I am fighting disease they are suppose to be resistant too.

Melissa Mccarter from OH

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