Columbia Star Thornless Blackberry
Columbia Star is a new vigorous growing thornless trailing blackberry. It has superior flavor, large firm berries and is very productive. The flavor is rated as good or better than Marionberry. Columbia Star ripens early mid season for trailing blackberries, in mid July in Oregon's Willamette Valley. It is somewhat hardier than a Marionberry, hardy to below 10 F. It is highly recommended for home gardens as well as for maching picking by commercial growers. It was developed by Oregon State University with the USDA. Patent pending.