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Prime-Ark® Freedom Thornless Blackberry

First of Its Kind

Never before has there been a thornless, primocane-fruiting blackberry! Prime-Ark offers exceptional fruit size and flavor combined with disease resistance and tolerance of heat and humidity. You'll get crops early in the season, and where the climate is right, a second flush of fruit in the fall. Reaches 5 to 6 ft. at maturity. Zones 5-9. PPAF.
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Rubus fruticosus 'APF-153T' PPAF
  • Height: 5 - 6 feet
  • Spacing: 4 feet apart in rows 10 feet apart.
  • Depth: Same depth as they were in the nursery. Plant so the roots are below soil level.
  • Spread: 5 - 6 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: May and June
  • Fruit: Exceptional fruit size, good flavor.
  • Zone: 5 - 8
  • Form: 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: When the new shoots of erect blackberries reach thirty to thirty-six inches in height, cut off the tips. This will force branching lower on the canes and will cause the canes to thicken, making them better able to support a heavy fruit crop. During the winter, prune the laterals to twelve to fourteen inches for convenient harvesting and larger berries. In late winter, remove any remaining dead or weak wood. Leave healthy, vigorous canes spaced at six canes per linear foot.
  • Size: 1/4 inch blossoms.
  • Comments: Blackberry Prime-Ark Freedom is the first thornless, primocane-fruiting blackberry. Exceptional fruit size, good flavor, excellent disease resistance, great heat and humidity tolerance.

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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