Karaka Black, Blackberry
Karaka Black is an early season blackberry bred by Harvey Hall of the HortResearch breeding programme in New Zealand.Ordering Information
The attractive, shiny fruit have similar shape to that of Kotata, are well displayed and easy to pick. These dark black fruits are firm and have an outstanding shelf life. Karaka Black has a good blackberry flavour but may be slightly acidic when picked under ripe or grown in cool climates.
Yields in trials in New Zealand have been outstanding and the variety has performed well under commercial growing conditions in the UK. Karaka Black is one of the earliest high qualities available. Picking commences in early July and extends until mid-August.
The variety produces canes of moderate vigour and although spiny are reasonably easy to manage. Spacing of 1m is recommended.
9cm pots: £250 per hundred
2 Litre pots: £460 per hundred