Commercial Horticulture - Fruits and Nuts
Navaho - Blackberry
- Thornless, erect.
Date of Release - 1989; not under plant patent, expired
Fruit Size - Medium, 5 grams/berry.
Flavor/Sweetness - Excellent, consistently rated the highest of the
Arkansas varieties; soluble solids (percent sugar) averages 11.4 percent, the
highest of the Arkansas varieties.
Yield - Moderate yields, though usually higher than Arapaho.
Maturity Date - Ripens beginning approximately June 15 at Clarksville,
Arkansas; fruiting extends for about five to six weeks.
Disease Resistance - Shows resistance to double blossom/rosette; no
anthracnose observed; susceptible to orange rust.
Comments - Fruit very firm; storage and handling potential
exceptional; can be shipped under proper conditions; hardiness similar to other
Arkansas thornless; plants recommended for planting rather than root cuttings.
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