Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Plants
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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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).
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).
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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