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Arapaho Thornless Blackberry Bush

Rubus hybrid ‘Arapaho' (PP# 8510)

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Arapaho Thornless Blackberry Bush

Rubus hybrid ‘Arapaho' (PP# 8510)

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Ships week of 03/10/2024

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Tolerates Acidic Soil

Botanical Name

Rubus hybrid ‘Arapaho' (PP# 8510)

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Full Sun, Partial Sun

If you love berries – for their juicy richness and healthy properties – then growing your own is a great way to enjoy them super-fresh, and in profusion. Of all the berry crops, blackberries are one of the easiest to grow, and the Arapaho Thornless Blackberry is pleasant to grow, because it doesn’t have those nasty thorns that make handling blackberry bushes dangerous. They grow fast, so by next year you will be picking lots of tasty berries, and your bushes will give big crops for years, with just a simple annual pruning. One bush will give you up to 10 quarts of berries, throughout June, earlier than most other varieties. The berries have very small seeds, making them great for eating fresh.

  • Early crop of large berries
  • Tiny seeds make them great for eating fresh
  • No thorns, so plants are easy to handle
  • Upright canes need no support system
  • Just prune once a year – that’s all it takes

Your Arapaho Thornless Blackberry Bushes will grow best in full sun, although they will tolerate some shade. They grow in a wide range of soils, from sandy soil to clay, and they give the biggest crop in soils enriched with organic material. This variety has upright canes and it will grow without support, but plants on wires or a fence take up less room in the garden. Few pests bother it, and it is genetically resistant to major blackberry diseases. The Arapaho Thornless Blackberry is a versatile fruit. It is delicious fresh, or baked into pies alone or with other fruits, and it makes wonderful jams and preserves too.