Botanical Name: Rubus spp. 'Arapaho'
Spacing: 4 feet apart in rows 10 feet apart.
Depth: Same depth as they were in the nursery.
Spread: 3 - 5 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Pollinator: Self pollinating.
Yield: Approximately 8 - 10 quarts per plant.
Color: White blossoms.
Foliage: Dark green foliage.
Fruit: 1 - 2 inch berries.
Form: Upright, erect canes.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, sandy loamy soil. 5.5 - 6.8 pH.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Pruning: In late Winter, early Spring, prune and thin your blackberry plants. Any time of the year, you can prune out dead or diseased canes.
Size: 1/4 - 1/2 inch blossoms.
Comments: Fully erect and thornless. Exceptionally small seeds. Large berries. Unable to ship to: AE, AK, CA, GU, HI, MA, PR.
Nothing says summer like the rich, sweet flavors of fresh berries, and Arapaho Blackberries are a terrific season opener. These disease-resistant, thornless plants have dark green foliage and white blossoms. Each plant produces eight to ten quarts of luscious 1 to 2 inch long berries in early to mid June. Arapaho blackberry plants have sturdy upright canes, so it's easy to pick piles of the mouth-watering fruit.
Arapaho Blackberries (Rubus spp. 'Arapaho') should be planted in rich, well-drained sandy or loamy soil. Place plants 4 feet apart with 10 feet between rows. Try to match the plant's original nursery growing depth when planting. These self-pollinating plants prefer partial to full sun and do well in hardiness zones 5 to 9. Bushes have a 3- to 5-foot spread and vary in height.
Arapaho blackberry plants are attractive enough to use as a hedge or border plant. The thumb-sized fruits can be enjoyed right off the vine, baked into cobblers, pies or tarts, or used to make scrumptious preserves or jellies. You can also freeze whole berries and enjoy their summertime flavor throughout the year. Plant Arapaho blackberries and start your summer off with mountains of sweet and juicy berry flavor.
Unable to ship to: AE AK FL GU HI MA PR