- Season: Very long cropping season
- Main characteristic/s: Very large, shiny fruit, Thornless
- Breeder: Peter Hauenstein, Switzerland
Characteristics of Asterina
- Very large shiny berries
- Excellent blackberry aroma and flavour
- Good disease tolerance
Fruit ripens from mid-July with a very long cropping period.
Very large, shiny fruit with excellent blackberry-aroma. Unlike most other varieties the berries of Asterina® do not taste sour even when not quite ripe.
Upright growing with numerous shoots and sufficient young shoots for the following year. The plant is thornless.
Plants of Asterina® are generally very healthy, with no particular susceptibility to pests or diseases having been recorded to date.
Asterina® is very suitable for the pick-your-own market and home gardening. A variety truly suited for families who like eating berries as they pick them.
Asterina® is protected under the International Registered Trademark No. 1025859. The propagation and sale of plants, or parts of plants, of Asterina® without a propagation licence is prohibited. Asterina® is available from the following licensed propagators:
Propagation Licence Holders
Sales Licence Holders (Commercial Growers)
Sales Licence Holders (Amateur/Garden Market ONLY)
Growing-on / Transformation Licence Holders