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Scientific Name: Rubus sp.
Rubus allegheniensis, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 280. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun
Origin: Cultivated varieties are hybrids of various Rubus species.
Growth Habits: Shubby vines, depending on the variety, can be from trailing to erect
Watering Needs: Regular water
Propagation: Root cuttings in winter (erect blackberries only), division in the fall or early spring, leafy stem-cuttings in summer, tip layering
Selected Varieties for the Low Deserts
Source: University of Arizona: Cooperative Extension
||Maturity Zone 13
||(Rubus lanciniatus) Very vigorous, thorny, erect plant which produces an abundance of large high quality berries. Brazos does not require cross-pollination. Berries are large, attractive appearance and heavy yields, tart acid flavor. Developed by Texas A&M.
||Vigorous moderately upright canes which produces well in a wide variety of soil and climatic conditions. Fruit are large, attractive in appearance and have a sweeter flavor than Brazos. Developed by Texas A&M.
||Vigorous moderately upright canes, prefers deep sandy soils. Fruit are medium to large, attractive in appearance and have a sweeter flavor than Brazos, smaller than Rosborough. Developed by Texas A&M.
Growing Blackberries in the Low Desert
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