Botanical Name: Rubus occidentalis 'Black Hawk'; Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family).
Height: 4 - 6 feet.
Spacing: 3 feet.
Depth: Same as in the nursery.
Spread: 4 - 6 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Yield: 1 - 2 quarts.
Foliage: Medium green foliage.
Fruit: Large, nearly round, 3/4 inch, glossy black berries.
Soil Requirements: Deep, well drained, organic, loamy, slightly acidic soil, high in organic matter . Can not tolerate 'wet feet' caused by heavy soils.
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: Extremely vigorous, high yielding plant. Sweet, rich flavor. Somewhat resistant to anthracnose. Hold their shape even when a little over-ripe. Excellent quality. Picking season lasts 10 - 14 days. Good firmness for shipping. Bears a large crop even in hot, dry weather. IF PLANTED IN HEAVY SOIL, ADD PEAT MOSS, DEHYDRATED COW MANURE, OR COMPOST. HOLD PLANT IN HOLE, SPREAD ROOTS, PLANT CROWN BELOW SOIL; FILL 1/2 WAY; COMPACT SOIL; COMPLETE FILLING; COMPACT SOIL; WATER WELL. SUSCEPTIBLE TO VERTICILLIUM WILT. DO NOT PLANT WHERE TOMATOES, POTATOES, EGGPLANT OR PEPPERS HAVE BEEN GROWN IN THE PAST 3 - 4 YEARS; PLANT AS FAR AWAY FROM THESE VEGETABLES IF GROWING THEM. CAN TRAIN TO TRELLIS. BERRIES ARE READY TO PICK WHEN THEY SEPERATE EASILY FROM THE STEMS. BIRDS WILL EAT BERRIES. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR