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Ouachita Thornless Blackberry

Huge Annual Production of Super-Sweet Berries!

Enjoy consistent yields of large, extra-sweet berries, easily harvested from thornless, fully erect canes. Ripens in mid to late June and fruiting extends for five weeks, giving you more time to enjoy delicious fresh fruit. Pronounced "Watch-it-taw." Highly disease resistant. Zones 5-9. U.S. Patent No. 17162.
  • 80889
  • No. 1, 1-Yr Bareroot
  • $12.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Rubus x 'Ouachita'
  • Height: 4 - 6 feet
  • Spacing: 3 feet
  • Depth: Same depth as they were in the nursery. Plant so the roots are below soil level.
  • Spread: 4 - 5 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Yield: Approximately 4 - 6 quarts.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: June
  • Fruit: Firm, high quality, 1 X 3/4 inch/6-6.5 grams, glossy black berries, ripens early.
  • Zone: 5 - 9
  • Form: Erect canes - upright.
  • Flower Form: White blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, rich, slightly acidic moist soil, 5.5- 6.8 pH.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate 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 inch blossoms.
  • Comments: Enjoy consistent yields of large, extra sweet berries, easily harvested off of thornless, fully erect canes. Ripens early, in mid to late June, and fruiting extends for five weeks giving you more time to enjoy delicious fresh fruit! Highly disease resistant. 1-year bareroot.

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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