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Rubus fruticosus Chester Thornless

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Rubus fruticosus Chester Thornless Thornless Blackberry,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Climbers, Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Climbing / Twining, Spreading, Upright

The perfect blackberry for the home garden, Chester is a thornless variety that produces an abundance of large sweet blackberries. The fruit is ready for harvest during mid summer when it has turned from red to completely black, the fruit can be eaten fresh or used in cooking or preserving. This variety can also be grown in a pot.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Edible Garden, Feature, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Borers, Botrytis

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rosaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: High
Water Usage: High, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate