‘TWILIGHT’ thornless blackberry is an exciting, new, early season semi-erect blackberry variety! ‘Twilight’ is known for its outstanding blackberry jam flavor with hints of floral honey notes. It is early-mid ripening and produces large, very firm berries with durable, glossy midnight purple skin and a distinguished crisp textured “pop” when eaten. Less bleeding and handles better than other blackberry cultivars such as ‘Triple Crown,’ which it replaces. Superior in not only flavor and size compared to ‘Chester’ and ‘Triple Crown’ but also in vigor. High yields are borne on fully thornless semi erect canes in early mid-season. Self-fruitful. Shows excellent disease resistance. This blackberry may be sensitive to extreme heat, so for trial in hot regions, and far northern regions only. These plants are available in 2023 as plugs- small, 6-12″ tall plants with a container-grown root system. CANNOT SHIP TO CA, OR.
The best of eastern and western blackberries has been traditionally bred (NON-GMO) to create ‘Twilight’, a new, distinctive, hardy, thornless, semi-erect blackberry variety out of Oregon State! Originating from seed produced from a cross between the thornless female blackberry plant ‘Ouachita’ and the thornless, male parent blackberry plant ‘ORUS 2867-4’.
You can read more about these exciting new blackberry releases here: https://southeastagnet.com/2020/10/21/new-blackberries-eclipse-galaxy-and-twilight/
Recommended for ORGANIC GROWING
Uses: Excellent fresh eating, cobblers, pies, smoothies, jams, excellent wine.
Ripens: Mid–Early Season (Around mid- late June in KY).
Site Requirements: Blackberries grow best in full sun. Well-draining, rich soil is a must. Avoid wet areas.
Pollination: Self-pollinating but better yields with other blackberry varieties present.
Resistant to: Strongly disease resistant. Has not shown specific susceptibility thus far.
Crops in one year from planting!
Plant Size: 2 – Plant Bundle. These plants are available in 2023 as plugs- small, 6-12″ tall plants with a container-grown root system. CANNOT SHIP TO CA, OR.