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Arapaho Thornless Blackberry

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Arapaho Thornless Blackberry

First to Ripen

Fully erect and thornless, quickly forms a full fruiting row.Ripens in early to mid June, so you can enjoy 8 to 10 qts. of luscious berries before the hot "dog days" of summer. Very disease resistant and noted for ease of picking. Zones 5-9.
  • 80886
  • No. 1, 1-yr bareroot
  • $9.99
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  • Botanical Name: Rubus fruticosus 'Arapaho'
  • Height: 5 - 8 feet, upright
  • Spacing: 4 feet apart in rows 10 feet apart.
  • Depth: Same depth as they were in the nursery.
  • Spread: 3 - 5 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Approximately 8 - 10 quarts per plant. Bears fruit on a 2-year cane.
  • Color: White
  • Size: No. 1, 1-Yr. Plants
  • Blooms: Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, All Spring
  • Fruit: 1-2 inch berries.
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Form: Fruit, Blackberry
  • Flower Form: Small, 1/4 - 1/2 inch white flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • 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.
  • Foliage: Dark green foliage.
  • Comments: Fully erect and thornless, quickly forms a full fruiting row. Ripens in early to mid June, so you can enjoy 8 to 10 quarts of luscious berries before the hot "dog days" of Summer. Very disease resistant and noted for ease of picking. Large berries have exceptionally small seeds. Uses include eating fresh, jams, jellies, pies, freezing.

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