Chester Thornless Blackberry
Chester is an early, fine tasting, semi erect thornless blackberry. I remember sampling Chester when it was a numbered seedling at the University of Maryland's Cherry Hill Research facility, and I enthusiastically promoted its flavor. Hardier than many varieties. Fruits are sweet and juicy, though as all blackberries they must be left until the come easily off the calyx. Zone 6-8. Space 5-6' apart in beds 5' wide.
|Pest Resistance||Very Good|
|Disease Resistance||Very Good|
|Wet Soil Tolerance||Poor|
|No Spray||Very Good|
|Fresh for Kids||Very Good|
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