Commercial Horticulture - Fruits and Nuts
Arapaho - Blackberry
- Thornless, erect.
Date of Release - 1993; plant patent #8510.
Fruit Size - Medium, 5 grams/berry.
Flavor/Sweetness - Good, rated higher than most thorny varieties;
soluble solids (percent sugar) averages 9.6 percent.
Yield - Moderate yields, usually lower than
Maturity Date - Earliest ripening thornless, beginning approximately
June 5 at Clarksville, Arkansas, and fruiting extends for about four weeks.
Disease Resistance - Shows resistance to double blossom/rosette; no
orange rust susceptibility verified; no anthracnose observed.
Comments - Fruit storage and handling potential good, surpassed only
by Navaho for this
characteristic; hardiness similar to other Arkansas thornless; plants
recommended for planting rather than root cuttings.
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