Large, sweet, high quality berries with good flavor. Excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies. The Chester is most resistant to Cane Blight caused by Botryosphaeria Dothidea. Performs well in the deep South. These berries will not soften or lose color on hot, sunny days. Ripens in August. Hardy in Zones 5-7 but could be worth a try in zones 8-9.