'Flavor Dance' Dewberry (Rubus trivialis)
Flavor: Complex, Mild to Ultra-Sweet (black), Sweetart (red-blushed)
Fruit Size: Medium
Fruit Type: Firm, Great shelf life, Pest Resistant
Growth Habits: Compact, Running, Hedging (Great for Containers or Mass planting), Thorny, Very Prolific with an Abundance of Fruit
Growth Habits: Ground Runners, Hedging, 4-6 Feet Tall by 4-10 Feet Wide
Growing Zone: 6A to 10B
Positioning: Part Shade to Full Sun
'Flavor Dance' Dewberry is an improved selection of southern Dewberries known for being highly prolific and full of wonderfully mixed flavors more complex than their blackberries cousins, from sweet to tart, depending on ripeness. They can be trained into rows and hedges or left to take over an area as an edible ground cover. Due to incremental blooming, these dewberries have an extended harvest and will produce throughout all of spring and even into early summer. Most farmers prefer to grow dewberries along fence lines as added protection to livestock.
This selection produces some intense berries with a nice firmness and excellent shelf life. Each berry is medium to large sized for dewberry standards, and range from dark red to jet black colors, adding an attractive eye candy as well as a healthy wild snack. Highly pest and disease resistant, which promotes generally plump and pest-free fruit.
Plant this vigorous hedge-worthy dewberry in the most intolerable areas of your yard to bring life back to barren areas. The drought, humidity and heat tolerance of this dewberry is remarkable, and it can grow equally as well in containers for those wishing to keep it from growing in the landscape.