This fall-bearing variety is a recent release from the University of Arkansas, and was bred to perform better in Northern regions than typical blackberry varieties. These upright plants should not require trellis support and can be pruned to the ground in late fall. Grows best in Zones 5-8. (1 Plant = 1 Unit).
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Latin Name: Rubus spp.
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Shipping Information & Notes
This product cannot be shipped to the following states:AA, AE, AP, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI
This product cannot be shipped to Canada
This product cannot be shipped outside the United States or Canada
SHIPPING NOTES: - Plants will arrive as dormant, bare-root transplants. If you are unable to plant them right away, keep the roots damp (but not wet) and store in a cold place (around 32°F/0°C). - Plants are shipped from mid-March through the end of April, starting in the southern U.S. You may choose your desired ship week or select the ship week designated for your location (by USDA Plant Hardiness Zone). Please be aware that by choosing ship dates earlier than the recommended date for your Zone, there is a chance that the product could freeze in transit. - Plants are shipped via FedEx. Please provide a street address for delivery (no PO Boxes). - We cannot ship plants outside of the U.S., or to U.S. territories. - For shipments to AK and HI, Zone C charges will apply.
We will contact you with shipping pricing if you live in a U.S. Territory or an International Area.
CULTURE: Blackberries perform best in full sun, with good air movement and fertile, very well-drained soil. Raised beds are an option if your site is poorly drained. Blackberries prefer soil with a pH of 6.5–6.8. PLANTING: Adequate spacing is important for best yields. Beds should be 3' wide, with paths between the beds a minimum of 8' wide. Space plants 36–48" apart in the row. Spread the roots laterally from the stem when planting. Mulch to keep the soil evenly moist and to prevent weeds. Our technical sheet #8857, Blackberry Production from Bare-root Plants, included with each order and linked to above, provides more in-depth cultural and pruning information. HARVEST: Primocane varieties will bear a small crop during their 1st year, with full yields beginning the 2nd year. Blackberries for fresh eating are almost always harvested by hand, as they do not ripen uniformly enough to machine harvest. Keep berries cool after harvest.