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Black Magic™ Blackberry

Delicious Berries Times Two!

Enjoy big, richly flavored berries not once, but multiple times a season! This double-cropping variety will set a large summer crop and a later fall crop, and may even produce fruit throughout the entire summer depending on conditions! Upright, self supporting and lightly thorny canes are easy to maintain and have impressive heat tolerance we've seen them breeze through 100+ degree days, still pumping out the fruit. Huge yields of fruit, delectable flavor and ease of care are sure to make Black Magic a favorite!. Zones 5-9. PP24249.
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Rubus fruticosus 'Black Magic' PPAF
  • Height: 4 feet
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 feet
  • Depth: Plant at same depth as in the nursery. Plant so the roots are below soil level.
  • Spread: 4 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Pollinator: Self pollinating.
  • Yield: Approximately 4 - 6 quarts at maturity.
  • Foliage: Dark green foliage.
  • Blooms: First flush in May, with blooms intermittently throughout the Summer, and then again in August/September.
  • Fruit: Glossy deep wine to black, large fruit, most well over quarter size in diameter.
  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Form: Upright, erect, self-supporting canes.
  • Flower Form: White single blooms, first flush in May, with blooms intermittently throughout the Summer, and then again in August/September.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, slightly acidic moist soil. 5.5- 6.8 pH
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: How you should prune erect and trailing blackberries varies slightly. All cultivars require very little pruning or training during the planting year. Differences in pruning and training between erect and trailing blackberries: Top the primo canes of erect cultivars during the Summer. Don't top trailing cultivars during the growing season. Shorten the laterals of erect cultivars.
  • Comments: Double cropper, excellent heat tolerance, blooming & setting fruit in Arkansas in August at 101 degree F temperatures, still good setting- compared to all of the other varieties that have shut-down at this point in the heat (if they set flowers, the blooms burn up), doesn't have the post harvest quality that commercial industry needs (only because some of the berries may turn red in storage), shorter self-supporting plants, good quarter plus sized, chunky fruit, firm, nice flavor- rich, complex, sweet-tart, perfect balance of sugars & acids. Slightly thorny plants.

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.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

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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