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Rubus 'Von' PPAF

CATEGORY  Blackberries

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sweet, low acid
  • High yields
  • Good post harvest qualities
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HEIGHT:

4-10 Feet

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

ZONE:

5-9

PURPOSE:

· Food Production

APPLICATIONS:

· Commercial Food Production

FEATURES:

· Self-fertile
· Fast Growing
· Easy to Grow

TYPE:

· Thornless
· Floricane (2nd Year Wood)

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

HABIT:

· Trailing

BLOOMS:

· Spring

FOLIAGE COLOR:

· Green

FLOWER COLOR:

· White

CHILLING REQUIREMENT:

· 500 Hours

FRUITING SEASON:

· Late

FRUIT QUALITIES:

· Good Flavor
· Large
· Firm

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Process
· Fresh

CAN'T SHIP TO:

· Puerto Rico

‘Von’ is the first erect thornless floricane-fruiting blackberry to be released from the NC State University caneberry breeding program. ‘Von’ is named after Harvey Von Underwood, who was a Researcher at NC State University. Mr. Underwood worked at NC State University muscadine and bramble breeding program in the 1950’s-70’s and was responsible for saving valuable germplasm from those programs. 'Von' was selected by Jim Ballington in 1998 as tested as NC 430. We have been evaluating 'Von' at the Mountain Research Station in Laurel Springs, the Moutain Hort Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River and at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury, NC. Dr. Penny Perkins-Veazie conducted extensive post harvest evaluation of 'Von' since her arrival at NCSU in 2009. Here are some key attributes of 'Von': •In a replicated trial at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury NC, total yield of ‘Von’ was 12,017 g/plant (24063 lbs/acre). •In that same trial, marketable yield of ‘Von’ was 10,704 g/plant (21,434 lbs/acre). •Fruit of ‘Von’ is medium size (6.6 g) has smaller drupelet and seed size compared to other cultivars. •‘Von’ produces fruit in the late season, with average date of harvest commencing in the third week of June, peaking in the second week of July and ending the first week of August. •‘Von’ has a marketable post harvest score of 90.6, which is as good or better than the leading commercial cultivars. •Soluble sugars content of ‘Von’ was 9.4% and pH was 3.57, traits that characterize ‘Von’ as sweet with low acid.

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PURPOSE:

· Food Production

APPLICATIONS:

· Commercial Food Production

FEATURES:

· Self-fertile
· Fast Growing
· Easy to Grow

TYPE:

· Thornless
· Floricane (2nd Year Wood)

EXPOSURE:

· Full Sun

SOIL MOISTURE:

· Moist, Well-Drained

HABIT:

· Trailing

BLOOMS:

· Spring

FOLIAGE COLOR:

· Green

FLOWER COLOR:

· White

CHILLING REQUIREMENT:

· 500 Hours

FRUITING SEASON:

· Late

FRUIT QUALITIES:

· Good Flavor
· Large
· Firm

COMMERCIAL MARKET:

· Process
· Fresh

CAN'T SHIP TO:

· Puerto Rico

GROWING INFO:
4" Crop Time: 6-8 weeks
6" Crop Time: 8-10 weeks
8" Crop Time: 10-12 weeks
12" Crop Time: 12-14 weeks
pH: 5.8 - 6.2
EC: 1.5 - 2.5


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