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Research Project: Genetic Improvement and Virus Management of Blackberry, Red and Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberry, Grape, and Winegrape Crops

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Title: ‘Hall’s Beauty’ 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 Lee, Jungmin
item Bassil, Nahla
item Martin, Robert - Bob

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/14/2018
Publication Date: 3/6/2019
Citation: Finn, C.E., Strik, B., Yorgey, B., Peterson, M.E., Jones, P., Lee, J., Bassil, N.V., Martin, R.R. 2019. ‘Hall’s Beauty’ thornless trailing blackberry. HortScience. 54(2):371-376. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13678-18.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI13678-18

Interpretive Summary: ‘Hall’s Beauty’ is a new, early-ripening, high quality, firm and sweet thornless trailing blackberry cultivar with extremely large and attractive double flowers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service breeding program in Corvallis, OR, released in cooperation with Oregon State University’s Agricultural Experiment Station. 'Hall's Beauty' not only has delicious fruit and a thornless plant, the flowers are very large and attractive. The cultivar is named for Mr. Harvey Hall who originally incorporated the source of thornlessness used in ‘Hall’s Beauty’ into useful germplasm. The collaborative effort between him and USDA-ARS breeders in exchanging Rubus germplasm was critical to the current success of both programs; the name of the cultivar reflects gratitude for this relationship and Hall’s tremendous contributions, with his spouse Robyn Hall’s support, to blackberry breeding worldwide. ‘Hall’s Beauty’ is introduced as a machine harvestable, high quality blackberry that has extremely large, attractive and ornamental flowers with double flowers, that produce large, well-formed berries for the fresh or the processed fruit market. ‘Hall’s Beauty’ should be adapted to areas where other trailing blackberries can be grown successfully. A U.S. Plant Patent has been applied for.

Technical Abstract: ‘Hall’s Beauty’ is a new, early-ripening, high quality, firm and sweet thornless trailing blackberry (Rubus subg. Rubus Watson) cultivar with extremely large and attractive double flowers 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. Mr. Harvey Hall (Shekinah Berries Ltd., Pyes Pa, New Zealand), with New Zealand HortResearch, the forerunner of The New Zealand Institute Plant & Food Research, originally incorporated the source of thornlessness used in ‘Hall’s Beauty’ into useful germplasm. The collaborative effort between him and USDA-ARS breeders in exchanging Rubus germplasm was critical to the current success of both programs; the name of the cultivar reflects gratitude for this relationship and Hall’s tremendous contributions, with his spouse Robyn Hall’s support, to blackberry breeding worldwide. ‘Hall’s Beauty’ is introduced as a machine harvestable, high quality blackberry that has extremely large, attractive and ornamental flowers with double flowers, that produce large, well-formed berries for the fresh or the processed fruit market. ‘Hall’s Beauty’ should be adapted to areas where other trailing blackberries can be grown successfully. A U.S. Plant Patent has been applied for (USPPAF 15/330,950).