Rubus spp. 'Arapaho'
- Thornless blackberry bush
- Self-supporting (no trellis needed)
- Large, tasty, firm berries great for jams and syrups
- Up to 8 to 10 quarts of fruit
- Disease-resistant, heat tolerant
- Requires acidic soil
- 4'-6' Tall, 4' wide
- Zones 4-9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA SPRING SHIPPING ONLY
Zones 4 - 9
The Arapaho Blackberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Arapaho Blackberry falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees, Shrubs
4' - 6' High
The Arapaho Blackberry grows to be 4' - 6' feet in height.
The Arapaho Blackberry has a spread of about 4' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This blackberry does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Arapaho Blackberry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, silty loam, well drained soils.
This blackberry has 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 pollinating aka self-fruitful (does not require another type of blackberry to pollinate). If planting multiple blackberries space space plants 2 to 4 feet apart.
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.
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