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 on the plant 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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