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Chester Blackberries

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Chester Blackberries, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Blackberry Collection.

Chester blackberries

Chester blackberries

The United States Department of Agriculture developed the Chester thornless blackberry for its large, very sweet fruit. This variety grows quickly and is resistant to diseases such as blight that afflict other blackberries. It produces its high yield of fruit in July—from jam to wine, the Chester thornless blackberry is a winner for gardeners in many climate zones.

  • The most winter hardy of the thornless varieties
  • Large fruit and mild flavor
  • Fruit is of high quality
  • Usually needs a trellis

Have you ever tried growing Chester blackberries? Are there any challenges you face growing them? Please tell us your best tips for growing Chester blackberries.

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