‘Columbia Giant’ Thornless Trailing Blackberry

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Contributor Notes

This research was partially funded by the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission, a grant through the Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research, and USDA-ARS research project numbers 2072-21220-002-00D and 2072-21000-047-00D.

We gratefully acknowledge Gil Buller (OSU) for his assistance in the evaluation of ‘Columbia Giant’; Enfield Farms Inc. (Lynden, WA) for their evaluation of ‘Columbia Giant’ in a commercial setting; North American Plants, Inc. (McMinnville, OR) and Lassen Canyon Nursery (Redding, CA) for propagating test quantities of plants; and Nola Mosier and Amanda Lake (USDA) for efforts to produce the G1 material (mother plants) that is free of known viruses. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this manuscript is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Corresponding author. E-mail: chad.finn@ars.usda.gov.

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    ‘Columbia Giant’ pedigree.

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    Ripe fruit clusters of ‘Columbia Giant’.

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    Flats of hand-harvested fruit of ‘Columbia Giant’ vs. (A) ‘Columbia Star’, (B) ‘Black Diamond’, and (C) ‘Marion’ with ‘Columbia Giant’ on the left in each pairing.

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    Fruiting plants of ‘Columbia Giant’.

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