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Apache Thornless Blackberry
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Apache Thornless Blackberry

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Huge Fruit-Big as a Quarter

Jumbo-sized fruits with jumbo-sized flavor! Extra-fertile flowers, so you get more berries that are perfectly formed. Canes stand erect and are thornless. Ripens mid to late June. No. 1, 1-yr plant Zones 5-9. U.S. Patent No. 11865.

Zones: 5 - 9 (-20 degrees F.).
Height: 5' - 8', upright
Shade Requirement: Full sun.
Germination: Plant at the same depth it is growing at in the container. Firm well and water in thoroughly

Apache Thornless Blackberry
80920 Quantity Price
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$9.99

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Apache Thornless Blackberry Product Details

Botanical Name: Rubus x 'Apache'

Height: 5' - 8', upright

Spacing: 3' - 4'.

Depth: Plant at the same depth it is growing at in the container. Firm well and water in thoroughly.

Spread: 4' - 8'

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Pollinator: Early spring

Color: White.

Foliage: Compound, mid green, pubescent foliage.

Blooms: Early Summer for several weeks.

Fruit: Large glossy black fruit in great abundance.

Form: Deciduous semi-woody canes.

Flower Form: Open single rose-like flowers, 5 - 10 to a cluster and 1 - 2 clusters per cane

Soil Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of soils, will do best in a well drained, humus enriched one.

Growth Rate: Fast once established, which takes approximately 3 - 5 weeks.

Seed Count: A 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" to encourage fruiting lateral and avoid the need for support.

Pruning: Trim canes to 42 inches, remove unwanted ones in early Spring.

Comments: A 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. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR, MA.

Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI MA PR


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2013-03-29
Not for Zone 9
Reviewed By: Emily Wagner (Westlake, Louisiana)
I purchased this blackberry because Gurney had it rated for Zone 9. When I received and looked into how to plant it, I learned it requires 800-900 chilling hours. Gurneys please tell me which part of zone 9 gets 800-900 chilling hours. I am in the northern part of Zone 9 and I seriously doubt that this blackberry will ever get that much chilling.


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2011-08-19
Growing Great!
Reviewed By: Chris (McKinney, Texas)
Apache Thornless Blackberry shipped to me on 5/6/11. Placed the small plant in a small pot with potting soil to get it established a bit, then placed it in the ground. Here it is 8/19/11 and I have a beautiful healthy 3' tall plant thriving through day after day of Texas 100+ degree heat, possibly record heat and we'll know the records in Autumn.


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2011-07-25
This is a must buy
Reviewed By: Cinda (Harrisburg, PA)
I purchased 6 Apache thornless bushes last year. This year we have an abundance of huge, sweet berries and NO thorns. The best of both worlds. I'm from Okla and used to the wild ones w/ killer thorns. I really didn't think these would have near the flavor but they are fantastic! You won't be disappointed.


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2010-09-09
Be patient with the root stock
Reviewed By: Sarah (Annandale, VA)
When these plants arrived I was a little surprised to see a stick with roots, but wasn't worried. I planted them and watered and tended them. After a few weeks I was worried that they weren't going to sprout but right after I determined to call gurney's if they didn't gain leaves soon little leaves appeared right at the soil level and they are now happy and healthy little plants. Just posting this to make sure others don't get overly worried like I did. =3


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2010-05-10
Huge Blackberries!
Reviewed By: Gayle (Jacksonville, Arkansas)
This is the 3rd year for this berry. Last year, I got hundreds of the biggest, sweetest berries I had ever seen! Picked about 2 lbs every afternoon! Wash and eat! Perfect for topping for homemade vanilla ice cream! Excellent for cobblers too! I love no thorns! I have twice as many berries this year and I bet I get 100 lbs off of this one bush this year! These can't be beat! I have now planted a 2nd one and I expect to have enough off of it next year, just for preserves!


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2010-05-10
Huge Blackberries!
Reviewed By: Gayle (Jacksonville, Arkansas)
Excellent, large, sweet berries! 3rd year on this vine, got over 35 lbs of berries last year, as big as your thumb! Sweet too! I have planted another one and can't wait for it next year!


Apache Thornless Blackberry
80920 Quantity Price
For each offer ordered, get 1 plant.
$9.99

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