‘Von’ is a new floricane-fruiting blackberry (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus Watson) released by North Carolina State University. ‘Von’ is a productive plant with high yield, late harvest season, excellent postharvest attributes, and small seed size (Figs. 1 and 2). ‘Von’ offer growers a new cultivar for fruit production in the late harvest season in the southern United States. Furthermore, it is the first thornless blackberry released from the North Carolina State University Rubus breeding program. ‘Von’ is named in honor of Mr. Von Harvey Underwood, who worked in the fruit breeding programs at North Carolina State University for over 44 years.
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