Commercial Horticulture - Fruits and Nuts
Chickasaw - Blackberry
- Thorny, erect.
Date of Release - 1998; plant patent #11,861.
Fruit Size - Large, averaging 10 to 11 grams/berry.
Flavor/Sweetness - Good, rated between that of
Choctaw; soluble solids
(percent sugar) averages 9.6 percent.
Yield - High yields, surpassing all other cultivars in some research
Maturity Date - Ripens beginning approximately June 10 at Clarksville,
Arkansas, and fruiting extends for five to six weeks. Ripening season is near
that of Shawnee.
Disease Resistance - Not tested for resistance to double
blossom/rosette but not expected to be resistant; no orange rust observed;
slight anthracnose observed in one year on early-ripening berries.
Comments - Storage and handling potential exceeds that of
Shawnee, the cultivar that Chickasaw is intended to replace; hardiness
similar to Shawnee
in research trials; root cutting sprouting and propagation potential good.
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