Commercial Horticulture - Fruits and Nuts
Osage - Blackberry
- Thornless, erect..
Date of Release - 2012; plant patent to be applied for.
Fruit Size - Medium sized, average 4.4 to 5.5 g, smaller than that of ‘Natchez’ but comparable to that of ‘Ouachita’
Flavor/Sweetness - Consistently good, comparable to higher ratings of ‘Ouachita’; soluble solids (percent sugar) averages 11.2%
Yield - Yields comparable to or higher than ‘Ouachita’ or ‘Natchez’ in replicated plantings.
Maturity Date - Ripens mid-early averaging around 10 June, between ‘Natchez’ and ‘Ouachita’.
Disease Resistance - No substantial common diseases observed; no orange rust observed; very limited fruit anthracnose observed; no double blossom/rosette observed.
Comments - Consistently good flavor, even when other cultivars were lacking; consistently high yields; excellent storage potential for the shipping market. Intended to complement
Ouachita for the mid-early season and allow more variety diversity for growers.
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