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Apache Thornless Blackberry
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Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Ann Arbor! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDrought, Disease, Heat
Flower ColorWhite
BloomsSpring Blooms, Summer Blooms, Summer Berries
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height5' to 6'
Average Width6' to 8'
AttractsButterflies, Hummingbirds, Wildlife, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Apache Thornless Blackberry

Apache Blackberry is a moderate growing shrub and fruit bearing plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 5 feet to 6 feet and an average width of 6 feet to 8 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in loam or clay soil that is well drained or moderately drained. In the spring and summer Apache Blackberry produces white flowers. The foliage is medium green in color. It attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, wildlife and songbirds / birds and is resistant to drought, diseases and heat.

Apache Blackberry can be useful in the landscape in mass plantings, as a buffer or screen, as a border or edger, as an accent or in landscape beds or islands and also in cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, hummingbird gardens, perennial gardens or shade 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 'Apache' Thornless Blackberry...

As a 1999, University of Arkansas release (US Plant Patent 11,865), Apache is probably best known for producing blackberries that are extraordinarily large in size. With an average weight of 8g/berry (as heavy as 10g), Apache consistently grows some of the largest fruit you will find among the Arkansas thornless varieties. Apache has an erect stature with thornless canes, and it typically has a long ripening period (~ 5 weeks) for a steady, well-sustained harvest. Having among the largest berries in size is not the only attribute for which Apache can claim high honors - it also consistently produces one of the best/heaviest yields (lbs. fruit/bush) among the Arkansas thornless group. And, because it has an upright growth habit and an erect stature, the home gardener should not require a trellis system to support even the heaviest harvest of berries that Apache is known to produce. The ripened fruit has very good post-harvest potential, and with its high Soluble Sugar content (10-11%), Apache finds itself among the sweetest berries in the group. Of course, this makes the big berries a fantastic choice for all kinds of eating options - from simply enjoying them fresh-picked, right out of the garden, to including them in all kinds of desserts, or as a great topping for cereal, yogurt, and ice cream - you simply can't go wrong with Apache!

Apache is a sun-loving, self-pollinating floricane, and it appears resistant to Double Bloom-Rosette (DB-R) and Orange Rust disease. Make sure to include what is undeniably a variety capable of producing some of the largest blackberries in your garden - you will be glad you did!

Apache requires approximately 800 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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