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Chester Blackberry

#75154
Availability: Out of Stock
$18.95
1 root per package
4.50 stars, based on 4 review(s)
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Chester Blackberry is a winter hardy variety. This thornless blackberry has large fruit that will be ripe near mid-August. Expect sweet and large fruit 1 year after planting.

Although Chester Blackberry performs well in cold climate, the fruit retain their integrity of firmness and color in southern climates as well.

Planting tips for bare root brambles (blackberries & raspberries)

  • When choosing a planting location avoid planting blackberries & raspberries where the following crops have been planted: brambles, strawberries, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.
  • Choose a full sun (6-8 hours per day) planting location
  • Amend soil with organic matter and check to be sure that you have adequate drainage.
  • Plant in Spring once your soil has warmed. Planting in cool and damp soil can delay development.
  • Soak the roots up to 2 hours in water prior to planting.
  • Prepare the planting area by digging a 3-4" deep trench.
  • Lay the roots horizontally in the trench about 1-1.5" below the soil surface.
  • Cover the roots immediately after placing roots in the trench.
  • Water planting area
  • Do not fertilize at planting time.
  • New growth may take up to 6 weeks to appear
  • Most if not all new growth will come from the root of your blackberry plant and not from the cane. The cane may never leaf out.


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Surprised how that little stick transformed!

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I bought eight different fruit plants from HBF this year and this little fella is doing great! I transplanted it to an 8" pot and kept it indoors and quite frankly, I was suspect that the stick would not turn into anything but I was wrong! It's fun seeing how my Baby Groots are growing into plants LOL Great quality and it's too early to really review it on fruiting but I'll update it next year. Will post a photo in a couple of months (that's why the rating is only 4, it's too early to be a 5) Even though 2 out of 8 fruit plants from HFB didn't make it, I'm still going to replace it as those 6 are growing like crazy! Their prices are SO much more affordable than my local nursery.

NJ

Tasty, tart, huge berries

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Planted this in the Spring 2018. Started scarcely producing in 2019, a little more in 2020, and a lot in 2021. It's hard to harvest much when dealing with a hungry catbird, which devours my blueberries & waits for these blackberries to ripen. But I still managed to get a good amount. The only problem I've encountered is that the vines frequently arch to the soil and re-root itself. I even managed to re-root it into a soil filled 5 gallon bucket & moved it to another spot. If left unkempt, it'll take over a large area quickly. But, they're easy enough to pull up for removal.

Alabama

Arrived promptly, growing well!

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Arrived promptly. Price was right. Growing well. Looking forward to my berries!

Growing well

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Received this about 4 weeks ago. It was just a little stem with 1-2 leaves on it when it came in, and is now thriving and growing well!