Columbia Star Blackberry Is a Thornless trailing type having an excellent texture and strong firmness. This means that the variety’s fruit quality is well-maintained post-picking. The berries are large (7.6g on average in replicated tests) and have good, long shape. The cultivar has an excellent shine coupled with a good, dark fruit color which is also retained post-harvest.
Yields of Columbia Star are high, with over 18 pounds of fruit per plant being achieved under ideal conditions. Fruiting season is early, meaning that it can be targeted at times when fruit prices are better.
Columbia Star can be grown in a range of climates due to the plant’s tolerance to cold winter conditions as well as the fruit’s ability to perform well in hotter picking seasons. It is also a well-rounded blackberry variety that is adapted to both hand-picking as well as machine harvesting. Zones 6-8