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Research Project: Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Small Fruit Crops

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Title: ‘Columbia Sunrise’ thornless trailing blackberry

Author
item Finn, Chad
item STRIK, BERNADINE - Oregon State University
item YORGEY, BRIAN - Oregon State University
item Peterson, Mary
item JONES, PATRICK - Oregon State University
item Martin, Robert

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/6/2017
Publication Date: 2/1/2018
Citation: Finn, C.E., Strik, B.C., Yorgey, B.M., Peterson, M.E., Jones, P.A., Martin, R.R. 2018. ‘Columbia Sunrise’ thornless trailing blackberry. HortScience. 53(2):256-260. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI12673-17.

Interpretive Summary: ‘Columbia Sunrise’ is early and may be the earliest ripening thornless blackberry ever developed. It was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis, OR, in cooperation with Oregon State University’s Agricultural Experiment Station. ‘Columbia Sunrise’ is introduced as a very early ripening, thornless trailing blackberry with large, firm fruit with a very good flavor and good yields that will be suited for hand-harvested fresh and machine-harvested processed markets. ‘Columbia Sunrise’ should be adapted to areas where other trailing blackberries can be grown successfully. The fact that it is early ripening may also make it less susceptible to infestations by the spotted winged drosophila. An application for a U.S. Plant Patent has been submitted (Application Serial No. 15/330,508).

Technical Abstract: ‘Columbia Sunrise’ is a new, very early ripening, thornless trailing blackberry (Rubus subg. Rubus Watson) cultivar from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis, OR, released in cooperation with Oregon State University’s Agricultural Experiment Station. ‘Columbia Sunrise’ is introduced as a very early ripening, thornless trailing blackberry with large, firm fruit with a very good flavor and good yields that will be suited for hand-harvested fresh and machine-harvested processed markets. ‘Columbia Sunrise’ should be adapted to areas where other trailing blackberries can be grown successfully. An application for a U.S. Plant Patent has been submitted (Application Serial No. 15/330,508).