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The Arapaho Blackberry can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Arapaho Blackberry falls into the following type(s): Fruit Tree
The Arapaho Blackberry grows to be 4' to 6' feet in height.
The Arapaho Blackberry has a spread of about 4' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow to Medium growth rate.
The Arapaho Blackberry does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The Arapaho Blackberry grows in Acidic, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Silty Loam, Well Drained soils.
The Arapaho Blackberry has a(n) Rounded shape.
The Arapaho Blackberry is an erect, thornless blackberry that is also the earliest-ripening. Patented version is known for its disease resistance and ease of picking; plant is self-supporting and does not need a trellis for healthy growth. This blackberry is hardy, heat tolerant and requires acidic soil (5.5-6.5). You can purchase soil acidifier from any garden center.
Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early summer.
Large, glossy vibrant red and black berries with small seeds; very good flavor. Ripens in early to mid June. Yields vary greatly depending on region but can produce up to 8 to 10 quarts of fruit.
Arapaho is the earliest ripening thornless blackberry. Large, colorful red and black berries. Tasty, firm fruit with small seeds great for jams and syrups. Yields vary greatly depending on region but can produce up to 8 to 10 quarts of fruit. Ripens in early to mid June. Bee-friendly (acts as food source for bees while in bloom). Self-supporting plant (does not need a trellis). Self-fertile, though plant two for the very best crop (still requires insects to pollinate blossoms within same plant). Patented version is known for its disease resistance and ease of picking. Heat tolerant, requires acidic soil (5.5–6.5). You can purchase soil acidifier from any garden center. 1-year-old #1 bareroot bushes, 6" to 12". (zones 4–9)
Note: The Arapaho blackberry is self-fertile (does not require another type of blackberry to pollinate). If planting multiple blackberries, space plants 2 to 4 feet apart.
Learn more about planting and caring for your Arapahoe Blackberry Bush.
Chill hours (CU) requirement: 400-500. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural Root and Containerized Trees
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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