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Blackberry Chester

 
Blackberry Chester, Rubus fruticosus Chester, Blackberry

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Blackberry Chester is a newer winter hardy hybrid that produces loads of tasty firm berries and it has fewer thorns than the other blackberry varieties. (Rubus fruticosus)

Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Edible
Edible
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 48-72" tall , 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Harvest in July and August
Size Package of 1 - 1 year old
SKU 13BER

Blackberry Chester is a newer hybrid with loads of berries and fewer thorns than the others.

Choose a spot in the garden with good drainage in full. While not thorn free, this variety has less thorns than regular Blackberries, resist can blight. Will produce a crop for many years.

PLANTING DIRECTIONS:
1. Plant canes 2 feet apart creating hedgerows that are 10 feet apart. Dig a hole two times the width of the root ball in good loose garden soil with a pH of 5.8 to 6.5 amending if necessary.
2. Remove the plant from packaging and lightly loosen the bottom of the root ball to release the roots as you set it in place in the hole.
3. Keep the top of the root ball even with soil surface and fill in around the roots. Lightly tamp dirt around your newly planted blackberry.
4. Water well and add additional soil if necessary and water again.
5. Keep weed-free, watered if necessary and pruned regularly to maintain a quality crop. Fertilizer may be applied in early spring before sprouting and again in late May.

HARVEST TIME: July and August

HABIT: Blackberries require pruning fruit on 2 year old canes. Prune canes in the fall of the second year to ground and new canes to 4 feet.

USAGE: Fresh eating, jams and jellies, freezes well and baking.

PLANTING TIPS: Keep well watered and weed free to ensure a good crop. Established blackberries, properly pruned will produce berries for many years.

SKU 13BER
Common Name Blackberry
Botanical Name Rubus fruticosus Chester
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 48-72" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 36-48" wide
Bloom Time Harvest in July and August
Planting Depth Keep the top of the root ball even with soil surface.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Edible
Edible? Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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planted 8 and only 5 survived. of those 5 that survived, only 2 look like they will make it to the second year.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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