Fruit characteristics of nine thornless blackberry genotypes

Turemis N. F., KAFKAS S., KAFKAS E., ONUR C.

JOURNAL AMERICAN POMOLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol.57, no.4, pp.161-165, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-165
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Fruit characteristics of nine semierect and trailing thornless blackberry genotypes were evaluated in Adana province, in the Mediterranean region of Turkey. Five cultivars ('Chester Thornless', 'Jumbo', 'Loch Ness'('Nessy'), 'Navaho'and'Dirksen Thornless') and four selections (Bursa-1, Bursa-2, Bursa3 and Bartin) were characterized in 2001 and 2002. The genotypes were compared for yield, fruit weight, concentration of total soluble solid (TSS), fruit acidity, TSS/acidity ratio, pH, color and harvest periods. The highest TSS content was in 'Navaho'; the heaviest berries were in 'Jumbo'; the highest yield was in 'Chester Thornless; 'and the longest harvesting period was in 'Jumbo' and 'Navabo' in both years.