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Thornless Blackberry

Thornless Blackberry

Thornless Blackberry

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It's easy to grow your own blackberries... and economical, too, since they're so expensive at the market. Delicious, healthy, and no thorns to worry about when picking!


Thornless Blackberry

Sweet Delicious Blackberries with No Thorns- No Spraying- No Fuss!

Buy 3 or More for Maximum Pollination

Size: 2 yr stock

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Planting Mix
Planting Mix

Helps your Thornless Blackberry get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
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Bird Netting
Bird Netting

Protect your investment from wildlife damage. This netting will prevent birds and other small wildlife from eating your fruits and berries before they are able to be harvested.

This lightweight bird netting is made from durable, U.V. protected polypropylene. It is virtually invisible once installed.

Bird Netting
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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• No thorns!
• High in vitamins and antioxidants
• Pest resistant

Love blackberries but hate getting scratched by thorns?

You no longer have to be extra careful when picking berries, or warn your children about being pricked. Thorns can even be a nuisance to your pets!

More importantly - these berries don't need to be sprayed with insecticides because they are seldom bothered by pests. That means you can grow your blackberries the healthy way... no spraying!

Highly adaptable bushes grow in a variety of conditions. Just plant, then pick! You get a lifetime supply of free, delicious blackberries. Plus, unlike store bought berries shipped from South America, you know that yours are completely safe- when grown organically.

These plants produce heavy amounts of sweet, delicious berries. They grow together in large clusters and are great for eating off the bush, or for making jams and jellies.

Blackberries contain tons of healthy anti-oxidants, which are rich in health benefits.

Blackberry Plants grow upright to a height of 3-6 ft. - so you don't need a trellis.

Frequently planted in groups of 3.

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 3-6 ft.
Mature Width: 3-5 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Rubus
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Thornless Blackberry

Specific Directions for Thornless Blackberry
Plant your Thornless Blackberry Bush in an area that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Thornless Blackberries prefer full sun but can tolerate shade. Make sure that your Thornless Blackberry Bushes aren't in a low area that could collect standing water. Plant your Thornless Black Berry Bushes about 3 feet apart for a hedge.

Thornless Blackberry Bushes prefer slightly acidic soil but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Keep your soil moist, not over saturated. Thornless Blackberries need at least one inch of water per week.

Early every Spring fertilize your Thornless Blackberries with a well balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10. White flowers will emerge on your Blackberry Bush every Spring. Soon after you'll notice your blackberries growing. They're not ripe until mid summer when their skin turns from red to a dark purple to black color.

Your Blackberries are ready to be harvested when they easily pull away from their stem. This is when they're ripe and sweet.

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Thornless Blackberry.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Thornless Blackberry gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Thornless Blackberry again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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My blackberry plant is growing/spreading fast, however, it did not produce any fruit this year (I planted in the spring)...hopefully next year. I only planted one blackberry bush. Do you need more than one in order for it to produce fruit?? On the website's description it does say ""frequently planted in groups of 3""
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December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
These berries are big and beautiful. They also freeze very well so you can have ""fresh"" berries in the middle of winter
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December 31, 2012
The bush is in its second year of full growth. We froze close to a gallon of berries from this single bush. I made some blackberry jam and it has been a great hit with the family.
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December 31, 2012
Not sure how long I've had these but they have yet to produce. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
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December 31, 2012
This Blackberry vine did not do well the first spring, but it managed to stay alive. it is in it's second spring now and has spread and there is a second plant. Right now it has tons of flowers, so should produce well
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December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
We love our blackberry vines. We make blackberry jam and share with neighbors. One of our neighbors is going to teach us how to make blackberry wine.
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December 31, 2012
The Blackberry bush was delivered very healthy and once planted (in early spring) established itself very well and is growing quickly. There are blooms with a promise of juicy blackberries we hope to enjoy soon.
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December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
this is our second year with fruit and they are BIG, JUICY blackberries, with no thorns, so the kids have an easy time picking - thanks
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December 31, 2012
The thornless blackberry plants arrived in very good condition. A few weeks after I planted them the initial stalks started to die and new ones started growing. After that it is hard to say how they have been doing due to the drought. If I miss watering them for a day the leaves start wilting and curling up. The new growth never got above 24 inches. We'll see how they do in the spring.
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December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Very satisfied. No berries yet but my dog dug up one of my plants like 4 times and it still lived and got bigger!
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December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
Loved my experience ordering from Fast Growing Trees. The Blackberry plants I ordered had a strong root system so my plants took off quickly providing a beautiful fruit harvest and a fun way of making memories that we have enjoyed. I will continue to order from them in the future : ) D McLoughlin
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December 31, 2012
This plant is doing really well, has approx 50 berries ripening. I planted it about 4 mo ago. It's got alot of ne groth too
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December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Growing Zone:
I was expecting a bush of some sort but this tree grows like a vine rather then a tree. It didn't produce any berries this year but maybe it will next year. If there is something you have to do to make it grow upright it needs to be on this site.
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December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
This at first 'little plant' has thrived in warm weather. It grows and yells out 'I am a happy bush' for all to hear and enjoy. Can't wait for the fruit.
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December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
Growth Rate
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I bought one bush about two years ago and it has produced the biggest berries! Wish I could post a picture. We have wild black berries close by so I figure this bush will be around for a long time.
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June 28, 2015
perryville, ar, AR, US
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When can you plant blackberry bushes in zone 6?
Brook H on Nov 6, 2014
Can you provide a picture of what it looks like when shipped and ready to plant?
Tracy R on Apr 21, 2015
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do i have to cut these bushes down after they bear? if so , how far?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: You don't have to prune these plants, but you can do so to enhance berry production.

You can prune off the tips of new canes to keep the plants between three to four feet tall. You can let them grow taller but it won't enhance berry production and may make it more difficult to trellis and care for the plants.

Anytime the larger central branches of the blackberry plants grow beyond three feet, it's time to prune them. Use very sharp, clean pruning shears and snip off the tips. During the winter time, you can prune back the side branches to about a foot long. Winter is also the time of year to prune off any dead or diseased branches.
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Do you need to cut blackberry bushes back at end of the season?
Paulette A on Oct 7, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, they love to be cut back. Also, a small branch that produces berries will not have berries on it again.
Reply · Report · David S on Oct 7, 2014
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are these plants self-pollinating? or would i need to purchase multiples?
maria b on Sep 18, 2014
Best Answer: It is a self-pollinating plant. I only purchased one and it did produce berries.
Reply · Report · jason m on Sep 20, 2014
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How do these plants overwinter? Do they maintain leaves or are they dormant? Also, when pruning, how far back do you go?
Shana M on May 17, 2015
Best Answer: Hello, This will be the second summer for my little blackberry tree. She loses her leaves in the fall and spends some of the winter under the snow fall. I haven't pruned her yet. She has been growing rapidly this spring.
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what growing zone is Florida?
A shopper on Jun 18, 2014
Best Answer: Northern Florida is in zone 9. Mid Florida is in zone 10, and South Florida is in zone 11.

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are these genetically modified?
honor r on Apr 23, 2015
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Shouldn't this be planted in the fall? When will it produce?
Burrel on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: I live in the western suburbs of Chicago and I'm not an expert but you could probably plant them any time other than winter. I have 2 plants and they are growing like gangbusters this year because of all the rain. The fruit should ripen in about 1 - 2 weeks. I am so glad I went with the thornless. I had purchased a few plants with thorns from a local store but removed them all because the were such a pain.
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What does partial sun mean? I live in a very woody area here in Pa. There are spots that get some sun but not a lot. I need to build up back there. The over population of deer have just about taken out my forest and my Community needs to grow trees and bushes. I am hoping that this can be one of them
Katie on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: As long as you have a partial view of the sky you should be fine, the more sunshine the better. I put mine in full sun in January and get the berries in June now by the handful daily. For a while I thought that the plants were dead, but they came roaring back now l have new vines popping up all over the place.
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if i bougnt 3 of these blackberies how far apart do i plant them?
fred b on May 16, 2015
Best Answer: I bought one and it is about two and 1/2 feet wide by 7 foot tall. It is beautiful and has about 50 berries on it now waiting to ripen. I put it in a round tall trellis and everyone talks about it.....I love it.....

I would plant them 5 feet apart....

Good luck. Sharon
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I planted my blackberry plant last year and have large truck growing out of the main plant do I need to cut it off?
Carolyn H on May 24, 2015
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Which variety of thornless blackberry is this?
Slone07 on May 14, 2015
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