A new thornless blackberry which produces fruit on the current year's canes.Origin:
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History and description of Reuben
Reuben is a new thornless blackberry variety from Arkansas, USA. It has very large berries of up to 14g each with an excellent sweet flavour. It is heavy cropping with yields of up to 3.5Kg per plant. The berries ripen in September. The canes are completely thornless and erect. But what distinguishes it most from other varieties is that while most blackberries are florcanes
, that is to say produce fruit on the previous year's canes, Reuben is a primocane
and produces fruit on the current year's canes. This makes maintenance easier as all the canes are cut back to the ground each year after harvest. New canes emerge in the spring and bear fruit late in the summer.