Arapaho Blackberry

Rubus ursinus 'Arapaho'

Thornless canes with a self-supporting, upright habit and an abundance of flavorful fruit. They are self-pollinating and produce oblong shaped berries that are firm and tasty with rich color.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationROO-bus ur-SEE-nus
Average Size at MaturityRapid-growing canes to 4-5 ft. tall and 4-7 ft. wide
Bloom TimeSpring to summer blooms produce edible fruit
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a commercial fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Train one-year-old canes on trellis, prune canes that have fruited.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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