Blackberry, Chester (Thornless)


Rubus fruticosus ‘Chester’

The Chester is a thornless variety of blackberry. It is an erect, or self-supporting, shrub, but can benefit from a trellis while it is strengthening its cane. It produces a large, sweet fruit with a very high yield. It was developed at the University of Maryland, and is the most cold tolerant of the blackberries we carry.

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Height: 4-5 ft.
Width: 3-4 ft.
Growth rate: Moderate
Sunlight: Full sun, partial shade
Soil: Prefers well-drained sandy loam, but does well in other soil types too
pH: Prefers slightly acidic soil
Harvest time: August
Years to bear: 1-2
Pollinator: Self-fertile, but will produce more with more than one plant.

1 Gallon