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Ouachita Thornless Blackberry

Rosaceae Rubus Ouachita

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Grows InZone 3A · -40° to -35° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Ann Arbor! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDrought, Insect, Disease, Mildew, Heat
Flower ColorWhite
BloomsSummer Berries
Foliage ColorMedium Green, Dark Green
Average Height3' to 4'
Average Width3' to 4'
AttractsWildlife, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Ouachita Thornless Blackberry

Ouachita Blackberry is a fast growing fruit bearing plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 3 feet to 4 feet and an average width of 3 feet to 4 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained or moderately drained. The foliage is medium green and dark green in color. It attracts wildlife, visual attention and songbirds / birds and is resistant to drought, insects, diseases, mildew and heat.

Ouachita Blackberry can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in shrub borders, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas or in small groupings and also in cottage gardens.

Need help choosing the right varieties of Blackberry plants?

This is the fun part! There are lots of Blackberry varieties to choose from - each offering fruit with its own, truly unique attributes. Among these are: Size, Color, Flavor, Ripening Time, Required Chilling Hours, and more. Why not plant an assortment of Early-Mid-Late season varieties, and extend your blackberry harvest season?  With just a little homework, you can select the perfect blackberry varieties for your garden - click the link below to use the Blackberry Variety Information Sheet to help make your selections.

'Click' here to see our 'Blackberry Variety Information Sheet' and select the most well-suited blackberry varieties for your garden >>


More about 'Ouachita' Thornless Blackberry...

Ouachita (pronounced wash-uh-taw) is our newest blackberry selection, and it is a 2003, University of Arkansas release (U.S. Plant Patent 17162). It produces large (6-7g), firm, sweet berries on thornless canes that have a very vigorous, upright, and erect growth habit. It has compact laterals with large, attractive white flowers, and it has a long ripening period (~ 5 weeks) that typically falls between that of Arapaho and Navaho. The deep blue to black, shiny fruit can easily be harvested in the home garden because no trellises are needed for this erect growing variety. The post-harvest fruit storage and handling potential, as well as the overall flavor profile of Ouachita (Soluble Sugar content 10-11%) is extremely good, rivaling that of the top-rated Navaho - with the notable difference being that Ouachita requires less than half the chill hours that Navaho requires. So, Ouachita can be grown with greater success in areas that typically have milder climates, that may be less than conducive to maximizing fruit output with other varieties. The bottom line: Ouachita is a hardy, heavy producer, requiring fewer chill hours for ideal fruit production. You will come to rely on it for the loads of delectable berries it will provide. Of course, it is delicious when eaten fresh - but, it is also super for a wide variety of desserts, pies, jellies, and jams!

Ouachita is a sun-loving, self-pollinating floricane, and it appears to be resistant to Double Bloom-Rosette disease. It is easy to grow, and overall, it is a very solid garden performer!

Ouachita requires 300-400 chill hours to attain its maximum level of fruiting productivity (please see chart/map below).

Chilling Hours Required: 'Click' here to see the 'Chill Hours' required for this and other blackberry varieties >>

 

 

 

 

 

 


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by Glenn - Wakefield, Rhode Island

Plants arrived in great condition. Just like I'd get from our local nursery.... I was able to get a variety that I couldn't get locally, at a good price. Thank you!

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Thanks Glenn!


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