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Blackberry, Bramble
Scientific Name: Rubus sp.
Family: Rosaceae
Blackberry, Bramble (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:
sunset: 1-9,14-41
USDA: 3-11

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
Variety Zones (Sunset) Maturity Zone 13 Remarks
Brazos   4/15-5/15 (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.
Rosborough   4/15-5/15 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.
Womack   4/15-5/15 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.
Source: University of Arizona: Cooperative Extension

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Growing Blackberries in the Low Desert

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