|Sunlight:||Full sun, partial shade|
|Soil:||Prefers well-drained sandy loam, but does well in other soil types too|
|pH:||Prefers slightly acidic soil|
|Years to bear:||1-2|
|Pollinator:||Self-fertile, but will produce more with more than one plant.|
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.