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Apache Thornless Blackberry

Huge Fruit—Big as a Quarter
  • SKU: 69475
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 Potted Plant
  • This item is not available in FL MA SC
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Apache Thornless Blackberry

Jumbo-size fruits with jumbo-size flavor! Extra-fertile flowers, so you get more berries that are perfectly formed. Canes stand erect and are thornless. Ripens mid to late June. Zones 5-9. U.S. Patent No. 11865.
Product Details
  • FormErect thornless canes.
  • LightFull Sun
  • Height5 - 8 feet, upright
  • Spread4 - 8 feet
  • Spacing3 - 4 feet
  • Zones5 - 9
  • FoliageCompound, mid green, pubescent foliage.
  • ColorWhite blossoms.
  • BloomsEarly Summer for several weeks.
  • FruitLarge glossy black fruit in great abundance.
  • Soil RequirementsTolerant of a wide range of soils, will do best in well-drained, humus enriched, slightly acidic soil.
  • Growth RateFast growth rate once established, which takes approximately 3 - 5 weeks.
  • PruningTrim canes to 42 inches, remove unwanted ones in early Spring.
  • PollinatorSelf-pollinating.
  • CommentsA new variety introduced in 1999. It produces higher yielding and larger fruit than other Arkansas thornless, erect varieties. It is also a more vigorous and healthy variety than others currently available, so has much to recommend it. All Arkansas upright berries should be tipped at 42 inches to encourage to fruit lateral and avoid the need for support.
  • YieldHeavy yields.
  • Botanical NameRubus x 'Apache'
  • DepthSame depth as they were in the nursery. Plant so the roots are below soil level.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Fruits
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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