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Blackberry

Rubus fruticosus Silvan

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  • Introduced:            1964
  • Origin:                     Oregon,
  • Use:                         Dessert
  • Season:                    early July - end August
  • A vigorous, trailing, thorny plant that tollerates heavier soils and produces large glossy berries early in the season. Silvan has been given the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 1994.
    The cross was made in Orego, USA in 1952 by the United States Department of Agricuture Agricultural Research Service between OSC 742 x Marion.  OSC 742 was from a cross of Pacific x Boysen. The seed was sent to Australia and the selection made in 1964 by The Department of Agriculture in Victoria
    The official release notice was made in:
    McGregor, G.R. and K.H. Kroon. 1984. 'Silvan' blackberry. HortScience 19(5):732-733

    Silvan is listed incorrectly in some catalogues as Sylvan or as Sylvanberry

    Blackberry Silvan plants are available from Fruitscape between November and March for 2012/13 planting season as 1 year old, bare rooted plants priced at £4.99 including postage and packing to Mainland UK