Blackberry Chester

Chester Thornless Blackberry

Rubus Spp

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.

Plant Characteristics
Pest ResistanceVery Good
Disease ResistanceVery Good
Drought ToleranceFair
Heat ToleranceExcellent
Humidity ToleranceExcellent
Sun ToleranceExcellent
Wet Soil TolerancePoor
Shade ToleranceFair
No SprayVery Good
Salt ToleranceFair
Fresh for KidsVery Good
Deer ResistancePoor
ThornsNo
Soil TypeFertile
Edible TypeFruit
Self FertileYes
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, comments/opinions are always welcome
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