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Maciej A. Pszczolkowski, Kyndra Chastain, Rachel Veenstra, and Martin L. Kaps

mostly the foliage, flowers, and fruit of more than 300 plant species in 79 families ( Fleming, 1972 ). Japanese beetles have one generation per year in the areas in which blackberries are cultivated commercially. The larvae of this species overwinter in

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Job Teixeira de Oliveira, Rubens Alves de Oliveira, Priscilla Andrade Silva, and Paulo Eduardo Teodoro

main objective in marketing blackberries is to develop fruit of greater mass with a large volume, which is consequently more attractive. In this regard, special attention has been given to yielding heavier fruit as the most important agronomic

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Oleg Daugovish, Mark Gaskell, Miguel Ahumada, and Anna D. Howell

Consumer interest in raspberries ( Rubus idaeus ) and blackberries ( Rubus sp.), members of caneberry group ( Rubus ), has been increasing in recent years because of their health benefits and the organoleptic quality ( Lawless, 2012 ; Nile and

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Archana Khadgi and Courtney A. Weber

blackberry ( Clark et al., 2007 ), as well as in many wild Rubus species. Prickles complicate both fruit harvesting and field management (pruning, training). Because of this, there have been many efforts to use the prickle-free phenotype in breeding, thus

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Carlo Fallovo, Valerio Cristofori, Emilio Mendoza de-Gyves, Carlos Mario Rivera, Roberto Rea, Simone Fanasca, Cristina Bignami, Youssef Sassine, and Youssef Rouphael

fruit leaf areas such as raspberry ( Rubus idaeus L.), redcurrant ( Ribes rubrum L.), blackberry ( Rubus fruticosus L.), gooseberry ( Ribes grossularia L.), and highbush blueberry ( Vaccinium corymbosum L.) is still lacking despite some studies on

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Renee T. Threlfall, John R. Clark, Aubrey N. Dunteman, and Margaret L. Worthington

Blackberry ( Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson) is one of the best examples of a wild-harvested specialty crop that moved to commercial use through increased consumer demand, targeted breeding efforts, advanced production methods, and year

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Daniela M. Segantini, Renee T. Threlfall, John R. Clark, Luke R. Howard, and Cindi R. Brownmiller

Fresh-market blackberries ( Rubus subgenus Rubus Watson) have a growing market worldwide, with the continued release of new blackberry cultivars to meet demand. Like other dark-pigmented fruits, blackberries are a rich source of bioactive

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Bernadine C. Strik and Ellen Thompson

The first commercial primocane-fruiting blackberry cultivars ( Rubus L. subgenus Rubus ), Prime-Jan® and Prime-Jim® (Univ. Arkansas, Fayetteville), were released in 2004 ( Clark et al., 2005 ). This type of blackberry fruits on current

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Ellen Thompson, Bernadine C. Strik, John R. Clark, and Chad E. Finn

The first primocane-fruiting blackberries, ‘Prime-Jan’ and ‘Prime-Jim’, were released in 2004 ( Clark et al., 2005 ). This type of erect blackberry produces flowers and fruit on the first-year cane, the primocane, in addition to the second

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Jacqueline Cormier, Robert Heyduck, Steven Guldan, Shengrui Yao, Dawn VanLeeuwen, and Ivette Guzman

( Carey et al., 2009 ). Studies conducted in New Mexico growing blackberry cultivars in high tunnels have shown blackberry to produce 1 to 3 weeks earlier and produce over a longer period than those grown in fields ( Yao et al., 2018 ). In similar high