Commercial Horticulture - Fruits and Nuts
Kiowa - Blackberry
- Thorny, erect.
Date of Release - 1996; plant patent #9861.
Fruit Size - Largest of the Arkansas varieties; averaging 11
grams/berry, with some berries up to 13 grams.
Flavor/Sweetness - Good, rated between that of
and Choctaw; soluble solids (percent
sugar) averages 10 percent.
Yield - High usually equal to or slightly lower than
Maturity Date - Ripens beginning approximately June 12 at Clarksville,
Arkansas, and fruiting extends for six weeks, the longest fruiting of the
Disease Resistance - Reports of double blossom/rosette have been
limited to date, but not expected to be resistant; no orange rust verified;
slight anthracnose observed in one year of testing.
Comments - Storage and handling potential very good, among the best of
the thorny varieties exceeding
or Choctaw; hardiness similar to other
Arkansas varieties; root cutting sprouting and propagation potential good.
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