Blackberry (Rubus 'Black Satin') in the Rubus Database

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Water Preferences: Mesic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Rubus fruticosus 'Black Satin' .. fruits

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Posted by jsimmons76 on Jan 3, 2015 10:51 AM

I just bought one of the thornless blackberry plants. So far, it has produced 3 berries and rooted 3 starts. I am looking forward to what the next season will bring.

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Posted by JeffLoflinECV (Carson City, Nevada - Zone 6b - Zone 6b) on Aug 21, 2019 12:01 PM

I'm in Zone 6b, 4800' Elevation, very arid. This is a wonderful, thornless Blackberry with big delicious fruit. The seeds are small, soft and not quite as numerous as other varieties. It is easy to tell when fruit is ripe; just look at the sepals on top of the fruit. If they are brown, they are ripe! I cut the fruit-bearing stalks down to the ground immediately after fruit bearing stops. That gives the first-year growth as much growing time as possible so it can produce fruit next year.

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