Growing Zones: 6-8 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 3-5 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-6 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Botanical Name:
- Rubus x 'Apache
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Huge, Sweet Blackberries Without Pesky Thorns!
Nothing compares to the sweet taste of freshly picked blackberries, but many people avoid growing them because of the sharp thorns that make picking a hassle.
No need to worry about that anymore with the Apache Blackberry.
This large, sweet, berry is packed with flavor and grows on a completely thornless bush.
Imagine going out to your garden on a hot summer day and picking a bushel of blackberries for you and your family to enjoy!
Growing them is easy:
· Adaptable to most soil types – even if your soil isn’t ideal, its easy to amend it – your blackberries will love it
· Self-fertile – plant just one or plant several… no need to plant a different variety
· Stands without support – many blackberry bushes require a trellice or wire for support, but the Apache stands up tall without any help.
Resistant to diseases and pests that plague other blackberries, you won’t have any extra work standing between you and enjoying these delicious berries.
They’re healthy too! This low-calorie berry is high in vitamin C and healthy fiber…
Eat as many as you like, without any guilt.
And you’ll have plenty to eat because the Apache is one of the biggest producers of blackberries.
Producing those huge harvests within 1-2 years, you’ll be able to enjoy Apache blackberries in no time. Order yours today!
Apache Blackberry Pollination
Apache Blackberrys are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Apache Blackberry will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Planting & Care
You can plant your Apache Blackberry in your garden or in a pot. Either way, you'll need to make sure it gets full sun and the soil is well drained. It is a good idea to amend your soil with organic matter or compost. Birds love blackberries too, so make sure you use a garden net to get the most out of your harvest. Add a thick layer of mulch to retain moisture and prevent weeds.
Watering: Apache blackberries are drought tolerant, but need an inch of water once a week. Don't overwater the bush. The roots are very shallow and can easily drown. Drip irrigation is best.
Fertilization: Once you see leaves on your plant, you can add some acidic fertilizer. Once your plant is fully mature, you can fertilize it once a year in June and again in the fall if it didn't harvest well.
Pruning: After the harvest, prune away the canes that produced fruit. This will ensure that the next harvest is healthy.
Pollination: This is a self-fertile plant and no pollinator is required.
When to pick: Your blackberries are ready to pick and eat when they fall right into your hand. When they easily fall off without plucking, then they're perfectly ripe. The longer the stay on the branch, the sweeter they become. Blackberries store exceptionally well in the fridge and freezer.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|