Eclipse Blackberry

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Eclipse is a NEW! Thornless Floricane blackberry variety. Semierect. it has very good fruit quality, Fruits are medium but very well-shaped, uniform, firm, glossy, sweet with a good flavor. Vigorous plants give decent yields. Easy to harvest. Brix (sugar content) is almost 14% Machinery harvesting is possible. Eclipse is hardy to -10F but better to protect it for winter as all the other blackberries in colder areas. It was the first of the three varieties, including Galaxy and Twilight, from these crosses to move from the test fields to the final selection. Its name was changed from ORUS 2816-4 to Eclipse to commemorate the total solar eclipse visible in Corvallis in 2017. One of Eclipse's parents, Triple Crown, known for its highest marks in productivity, vigor, and flavor, ripens in late summer. Eclipse inherited the same triple high scores, but it ripens earlier, filling a hole in the fresh market harvest season between when trailing varieties ripen and when Triple Crown ripens. “Eclipse inherited Triple Crown's outstanding flavor, beloved for its sweet, fruity taste, with hints of root beer and spice. But what Eclipse has that Triple Crown doesn't is a firmer skin that gives you a good pop when you bite down. Firmer skin also means the berries handle and ship better and don't leak, which is always an attractive feature for the fresh market," said biological technician Mary Peterson, who works in the blackberry breeding program with Dr Chad E Flinn who was one of the most famous blackberry breeders. The Eclipse blackberry variety is a product from the collaboration between the USDA and Oregon State University.

Zone: 5-9

Size: 12cm -1 year old tissue cultured plant.


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    Posted by J From Missouri on 17th Feb 2024

    I received my order of blackberries, well packaged and very healthy plants. I have purchased many plants from Berries Unlimited over the years, and I've never been disappointed by the quality, and the customer service is outstanding. Love the new website format. I had my order finished and sent in just a few minutes. Well done! Thank you!

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