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Apache Thornless Blackberry

Huge Fruit—Big as a Quarter

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.
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Rubus x 'Apache'
  • Height: 5 - 8 feet, upright
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 feet
  • Depth: Same depth as they were in the nursery. Plant so the roots are below soil level.
  • Spread: 4 - 8 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Yield: Heavy yields.
  • Color: White blossoms.
  • Foliage: Compound, mid green, pubescent foliage.
  • Blooms: Early Summer for several weeks.
  • Fruit: Large glossy black fruit in great abundance.
  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Form: Deciduous semi-woody canes.
  • Soil Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of soils, will do best in well-drained, humus enriched, slightly acidic soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growth rate once established, which takes approximately 3 - 5 weeks.
  • 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

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.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Fruits
1A-4B 9/4 - 11/2
5A & 5B 9/4 - 11/2
6A & 6B 9/4 - 11/2
7A & 7B 9/4 - 11/2
8A & 8B 9/4 - 11/2
9A-10B 9/4 - 11/2
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 29, 2018

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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