blackberries

Texas growers expect bumper peach, blackberry crops

Texas peach and blackberry producers are reporting above-average fruit sets, good growing conditions and very few issues as they near harvests, and are expecting high demand, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein,... more »

Results of a national stakeholder survey of the US blackberry industry

A national survey of growers and related industry professionals was recently conducted to assess the current status and needs for research and Extension in the U.S. blackberry industry. The survey was launched with the goal... more »

A new blackberry from Arkansas: Prime-Ark Horizon

A new blackberry has been released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture (UA), named Prime-Ark Horizon. This is the sixth public primocane-fruiting variety from the UA breeding program. Although primocane fruiting does... more »

Longtime North Carolina blackberry, muscadine grower Miles Linberger dies

Miles Ervin Lineberger, 80, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina died Jan. 3 at Atrium Cleveland in Shelby, North Carolina, after a month long battle with COVID-19. According to his obituary, Mr. Lineberger was born Jan.... more »

North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association plans virtual 2021 conference

The 2021 North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) Conference  will be held virtually, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and the safety of travel and group events. "We are excited about the possibilities that a... more »

Agricultural Research Service releases three new blackberries

The best of Eastern and Western blackberry genetics have been melded to create Eclipse, Galaxy and Twilight, three new blackberry varieties released by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS' Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory in Corvallis,... more »

Bumblebees contribute to high-quality blackberries

Why use bumblebees in blackberry cultivation? Particularly in humid conditions, these diligent pollinators are very welcome. The reason being that excess pollen can be a breeding place for fungi in wet periods. By collecting all... more »

Top-performing Arkansas blackberry receives Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award

Ouachita blackberry, a 2003 thornless variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, received the Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award from the Fruit Breeding Professional Interest Group of the American Society of Horticultural Science. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

New Ponca blackberry variety gets good early response

The new Ponca blackberry variety released over the winter is catching the attention of  growers and the market, according to its breeder, John R. Clark, a distinguished professor of horticulture at the University of Arkansas.... more »

Wish Farms sees domestic blackberry demand outlook improve

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, anticipates a positive shift in demand and pricing as U.S. blackberry production comes online. According to a news release from Wish Farms,... more »

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