[NAFEX] "Bangor " Blackberry

mIEKAL aND dtv at mwt.net
Thu May 5 19:26:22 EDT 2005


Do these have any relation to the zone 4 blackberry trials that John 
Bunker sent out a couple years ago?  Mine seem to be finally taking off 
tho they haven't produced any fruit yet.

~mIEKAL
On May 5, 2005, at 6:01 PM, Heron Breen wrote:

> For all you rubus and Blackberry fans,
> Are any of you interested in plants of the cv "Bangor" Blackberry? 
> Originated in
> Newburgh, Maine, and the fellow I received it from got it from the 
> grandson of the
> cousin(?) of the originator. Listed in both the Brambles of New York 
> (is that the
> name or is it Berries, sorry! cooking dinner and writing!) and Fred 
> Card's
> 1908 "Bush Fruits-a handbook of raspberries, blackberries, dewberries,
> gooseberries, currants, blueberries, and other small fruits". The 
> current keeper,
> one Peter Chase, was childhood neighbors with the grandson and neice 
> of the
> originator, one Henry W. Brown. Hardy to zone 4 with very little tip 
> damage, fairly
> upright, large berry, and sweet. Let me know if you are interested and 
> how many
> plants you might want. You wouldn't need many because this one is 
> vigorous, and I
> mean amazing. I saw some of the current keeper's plants he set out 
> into rows from
> root cuttings last year (from his overgrown patch) and this bugger 
> grew 3 feet and
> put out 8 side branches. This is in fertile soil, mind you. Next 
> spring around this
> time would be when you'd receive them. It may be two years out if 
> large response to
> this offer is given. I will charge a small fee to cover my time if 
> people want a
> lot, added to shipping etc. So not totally free, but these days you've 
> got to cover
> your gas money at least!
> Let me know,
> Heron Breen
> zone 4, Maine


"Down on your knees man, there are violets!"
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