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Research Project: Small Fruit and Ornamental Genetic Research for the Mid-South

Location: Southern Horticultural Research

Title: Sweetie Pie Thornless Blackberry

Author
item Stringer, Stephen
item Smith, Barbara
item Shaw, Donna
item Sampson, Blair
item Adamczyk, John

Submitted to: International Rubus Ribes Symposium
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/3/2015
Publication Date: 6/15/2015
Citation: Stringer, S.J., Smith, B.J., Marshall-Shaw, D.A., Sampson, B.J., Adamczyk Jr, J.J. 2015. Sweetie Pie Thornless Blackberry. International Rubus Ribes Symposium. page 47.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: ‘Sweetie Pie’ is a new thornless blackberry (Rubus L. subg. Watson) cultivar developed and released by the USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory. ‘Sweetie Pie’ is a vigorous, semi-erect blackberry that produces moderate yields of sweet high quality fruit having excellent flavor, a mid- to late-ripening season, and resistance to rosette (double blossom) disease. ‘Sweetie Pie’ offers local fresh market growers, U-Pick farm operations, and homeowners a new cultivar adapted to the Gulf Coast region of the United States. ‘Sweetie Pie’ is the first thornless blackberry released from the TCSHL breeding program. .