‘Chester’ is the most winter hardy of the thornless varieties. It has large, sweet, high-quality berries with good flavor, measuring up to 1 inch long.
It is excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies. The flowers on ‘Chester’ are light pink and decorative.
Blackberry ‘Chester’ is a dormant plant selected by DeGroot, offering you the opportunity to get a head start to the season! Due to its dormant state, this plant may lack foliage until it is planted. There is no need to wait until after frost; this may be planted as soon as the ground is workable. This early planting prevents transplant shock and allows it more time to develop its root system. If your plant does have foliage, provide protection from frost. Depending on the climate and weather experienced after planting, this plant could take up to 4-6 weeks to break dormancy and show signs of growth.