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Hybrid Blackberries

One of the greatest joys of summer is the abundance of locally grown fresh produce available for us to eat, like blackberries. And if you are looking for a variety of blackberry that produces super large fruit you need to investigate a series developed by the University of Arkansas. Varieties in the series are called Kiowa, Cheyenne, Choctaw, and Navajo.

These new strains allow small farms to produce berries for a longer period because each variety ripens at a different time - Choctaw starts in late May, and Navajo finishes off in early August.

Another benefit is that they were developed to have a longer life on the vine and to stay fresher longer in the market after picking.

Now, according to my taste buds the greatest quality of these berries is their bigger size and sweeter flavor.