HORT-226P (SPES-400P)

Authors as Published

Mikel Ann Manchester, Former Master’s Student, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Jayesh B. Samtani, Assistant Professor and Small Fruit Extension Specialist, Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center

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Blackberries (Rubus spp.) are of interest among strawberry and vegetable growers in Virginia looking to diversify their crops. Including blackberries in farm plans could allow these growers to keep their farms and pick-your-own activities open to customers for a longer duration, increasing agritourism and sales; however, Virginia growers lack information on blackberry varieties that perform well in the state. To address this need, on-farm observational varietyevaluations were conducted at four grower sites in Virginia (Charlotte Court House, Mechanicsville,Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg) during the 2014 growing season to evaluate yield, fruit size, and degrees Brix (sugar content) of established blackberry varieties.

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Publication Date

May 6, 2022