Prime-Ark® Freedom Thornless Blackberry

Rubus x 'APF-153T' PP #26,990

SKU
43129
The first thornless self-pollinating, primocane-fruiting variety - produces very large, flavorful, attractive purple-black berries on year-old canes very early in the season and on first year canes late in the season, providing two crops of delicious fruit each growing season. An excellent variety for home gardens in cool summer regions, ideal for fresh eating. Deciduous.
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Botanical PronunciationROO-bus
LoreBlackberries are notable for their high nutritional contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid - a B vitamin, and the essential mineral, manganese. Blackberries are essentially divided into two groups - primocane-fruiting and floricane-fruiting. Primocane-fruiting varieties produce flowers and fruit on canes that mature within their first year. Conversely, floricane-fruiting varieties, that do not develop any flowers or fruit on those primocanes, but rather the primocanes would be the subsequent year's floricanes, that will produce the flower and fruit. Generally, primocanes produce their fruit later in the season. A mix of floricane and primocane-producing plants in the garden provides an early season crop and a late season crop, ensuring an extended season of fresh fruit. Primocanes can be more heat sensitive and will produce best in regions that do not have excessively hot temperatures during the flower and fruit set.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing canes reach 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeRepeat Flowering
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Sustainable
Growth HabitRounded, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Mass Planting, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEdible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureTwo Delicious Crops

Provide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. Best in cool summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. After harvest, prune to ground older canes that have fruited, leaving one-year-old canes to produce next season's crop. Train newer canes on a trellis.

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