Blackberry - Apache



Type - Thornless, erect.

Date of Release - 1998

Fruit Size - Largest of the Arkansas thornless; up to 10 grams/berry.

Flavor/Sweetness - Very good, rated between that of Arapaho and Navaho; soluble solids (percent sugar) averages 10.7 percent.

Yield - Highest yielding of the thornless options in research trials.

Maturity Date - Ripens beginning approximately June 20 at Clarksville, Arkansas, and fruiting extends for about five weeks. Ripening season is near that ofNavaho.

Disease Resistance - Not tested for resistance to double blossom/rosette, but could have same resistance as Navaho and Arapaho due to parentage; no orange rust observed; no anthracnose observed.

Comments - Fruit storage and handling potential good, similar to Arapaho; hardiness similar to other Arkansas thornless; root cutting sprouting or propagation potential appears higher than other thornless.

Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Plant United States 09/228,505 PP11,865 1/11/1999 5/8/2001 9/3/2019
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