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A new thornless blackberry which produces fruit on the current year's canes.

Origin: USA,

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

Reuben 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 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.

Characteristics of Reuben blackberry and hybrid berries

Fruit size
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Season of use
Tree vigourModerate
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Pollination date0
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PollinatorsPollination partners

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