Ponca is the sweetest cultivar from the Arkansas program. Sweet flavor has been retained in rainy conditions also and has been consistent from harvest to harvest. Berries have reduced acidity and Ponca has very attractive aromatic components which round out its sweet flavor. Yield potential is high and plants demonstrate excellent health. Ponca has demonstrated good secondary bud crop potential following cold injury. This cultivar ripens early, similar to Natchez. Ponca is a commercial cultivar with good potential for shipping, and is an exceptional choice for local-market production and home gardens.