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A late ripening thornless blackberry with a long season lasting from mid August until the first autumn frosts.

Origin: USA,

Pollination: Chester is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Chester blackberry and hybrid berries produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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.

Characteristics of Chester blackberry and hybrid berries

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit size
Picking time
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date0
Pollination group
PollinatorsPollination partners

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