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Ouachita Thornless Blackberry Bush

Rubus hybrid ‘Ouachita` (PP# 17162)

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Ouachita Thornless Blackberry Bush

Rubus hybrid ‘Ouachita` (PP# 17162)

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Rubus hybrid ‘Ouachita` (PP# 17162)

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The Ouachita Thornless Blackberry has enormous shiny black berries packed with classic blackberry flavor. This is one of the highest yielding blackberry varieties available, with yields of up to 7 pounds of berries per plant, even in the second year. This is a mid-season variety, starting to ripen fruit in mid-June in most areas, and continuing to carry berries for at least a month. It is one of the easiest berry bushes to grow, and with no thorns it is easy to handle too – even small children can pick their own berries. Perfect for eating fresh, these berries also bake into tasty muffins and pies, and they can easily be turned into delicious jams and preserves, so that you can enjoy your home-grown berries all through winter too.

  • Very large, very sweet berries
  • Enormous mid-season crop
  • No thorns to prick or scratch you
  • Well-adapted to cooler areas
  • Vigorous and easy to grow

The Ouachita Thornless Blackberry grows easily in almost any soil, from sand to clay, and it thrives in full sun or partial shade. It is hardier than many other varieties, growing well in zone 5. It is resistant to major diseases and rarely suffers from pest attack. With strong, sturdy, upright canes, it can be grown without support anywhere in the garden, but a trellis will allow you to grow it in a smaller space and make it impossible for the berry-laden branches to touch the soil. If you only grow one type of blackberry, this is the one to pick.

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