Released on the East Coast; USDA tested.. Heavy yields of large, firm, glossy black berries on semi-erect, thornless vines. It does not give rise to the occasional sticky cane like so many of the other thornless blackberry types. Sweet flavor and excellent quality for jams, jellies, fresh eating and pastries. Highly resistant to Septoria Leaf Spot and Anthracnose and mildew. Excellent in the Pacific Northwest. Winter hardy in the Midwest and South. Ripens in July. Hardy to approximately -15 degrees F. and in zones 5-9.