About this item
- Thornless blackberry bush
- Heaviest producer of thornless varieties
- Mature size: 3-6'H
- Tree height at time of shipping varies based on growing season
The Apache Blackberry is an erect thornless blackberry similar to Arapaho with larger fruit and seed, ripening 15 days later than Arapaho. Apache produces the largest fruit of the 3 thornless cultivars. The fruit weighs 10 grams and resists orange rust. The Apache Blackberry is very productive and valued for great flavor, good yield and large fruit. The flavor of these shiny black fruit makes them an ideal choice for eating fresh or for use in your favorite pies, jams and jellies. They ripen in mid to late June.
Space 5' apart in 5' wide rows. For one plant space, plant in a 6' circle. Once established, Apache Blackberry plants do not require the support of a trellis or fence to grow; the canes that bear fruit are very strong and stand erect. The new canes of the blackberry plant should be tipped at a height of 42 inches during the growing period and pruned once they have produced fruit. They reach a mature height of 3 to 6 feet. Following a recommended care guide in regards to the soil selection, planting, mulching, harvesting, watering and pruning will help you endlessly enjoy the sweetest flavor of your home-grown Apache Blackberries. USDA Zones: Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.