Fruits Blackberry

Prime Ark® Freedom
Blackberry Plants

Product ID: 3287

Improved blackberry.

Prime Ark Freedom is thornless and has larger berries with improved flavor compared to other varieties. New canes form berries the first year. Suitable for Zone 5 but grows best in Zones 6–9. Bred by the University of Arkansas. U.S. Plant Patent #26,990. 1 Unit = 1 Plant.

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This perishable item ships weekly from March through mid May, starting in the South. Add item to cart and enter your shipping zip code to select from a list of available ship dates for your plant hardiness zone. If you wish to choose a ship date earlier than the recommended dates you must place your order by phone (1-877-564-6697). Physical address required for delivery (no PO Boxes).
Plants will arrive as 32-cell plug size, dormant transplants. If you are unable to plant them right away, keep the roots and soil damp (but not wet) and store in a cold place (approx. 32-40°F/0-4°C).
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. Transplant plugs deeply enough to cover plug soil with ½-1" garden soil. Irrigate well after transplanting and maintain good moisture levels until plants are well-established or for 4-6 weeks after transplanting. Mulch to keep the soil evenly moist and to prevent weeds. Our technical sheet #8857, Blackberry Production, included with each order, 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.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Rubus spp.

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.


Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).