Baby Cakes Blackberry
Baby Cakes Blackberry
Rubus x 'APF-236T' Plant Patent #27,032Item #9602 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Baby Cakes is an exciting, new, thornless dwarf blackberry that presents a fireworks-like display of large, juicy berries in the summer! Its compact habit makes it perfect for patio pots. In most regions, this blackberry will produce twice in one season. Produces on second-year canes. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Upright, rounded growth; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:ROO-busPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Upright, rounded growth; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring, followed by midsummer fruit.Flower color:WhitePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Salvia (Salvia); Lavender (Lavandula); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
- CareCare InformationProvide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed in early spring, and again in summer. In late spring, remove all dead canes. After harvest, prune to ground older canes that have fruited, leaving one-year-old canes to produce next season's crop.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Bred by the University of Arkansas and jointly selected to join a a decades-long program that has focused on finding exciting new berry plants for the home gardener that are simple to grow, exceptionally beautiful, and delicious. Also included in the collection are Raspberry Shortcake® Dwarf Raspberry, Jelly Bean®, Peach Sorbet®, Pink Icing, and Perpetua Blueberry.Lore:Awarded Best in Show at Farwest 2016 New Varieties Showcase, produced by the Oregon Association of Nurseries.