A late ripening thornless blackberry with a long season lasting from mid August until the first autumn frosts.Origin:
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History and description of Chester
Chester is a thornless blackerry variety raised at Southern Illinois University, USA. It is now a well esblished variety in the UK. It is late ripening with a long cropping season lasting from mid August until the first autumn frosts. The berries are quite large with a weight of 5-6g each and very sweet when fully ripe. The canes are vigorous, semi-erect and spine free. They are disease resistant and grow well in wet, chalky or wid-exposed locations. They do best is partial shade rather than full sun. The attractive flowers are pale lavender in colour.