Asterina

  • 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
  • Thornless
  • Good disease tolerance
Cropping Season
Fruit ripens from mid-July with a very long cropping period.

Fruit Quality
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.

Plant Characteristics
Upright growing with numerous shoots and sufficient young shoots for the following year. The plant is thornless.

Disease Resistance
Plants of Asterina® are generally very healthy, with no particular susceptibility to pests or diseases having been recorded to date.

Horticultural Value
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.

Plant Supply
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:

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