Blackberries are the leading crop of the fruit breeding program. The program emphasis on unique traits including flavor and sweetness, firmness, thornlessness, primocane fruiting and dwarfism have resulted in our genetics being used around the world.
2018 Blackberry Royalties
Prime-Ark 45 royalties (2009-2018)
Released in 2011. Primocane fruiting, thorny, erect canes. Mildly sweet fruit with high flavor ratings. Recommended for commercial shipping due to its good postharvest potential.
Released in 2018. High-yielding thornless, erect canes with medium-large fruit that are sweet with very good fruit flavor. A commercial cultivar with good potential for local market production and home garden use.
Released in 1999. Thornless, erect canes with large fruit, high yields, and good fruit quality. Later ripening than other Arkansas varieties. Good for use as a commercial cultivar or for home gardens.
Released in 2014. The world’s first commercially released, thornless primocane-fruiting blackberry. Intended for the home garden or local market. Very large, elongated, attractive fruit with a routinely sweet flavor.