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Arapaho Thornless Blackberry

Rosaceae Rubus Arapaho

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1 Gallon
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Grows InZone 4A · -30° to -25° F through Zone 8B · 15° to 20° F
Grows in Fairfield! (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
BloomsSpring Blooms, Summer Berries
Foliage ColorMedium Green, Dark Green
Average Height3' to 4'
Average Width3' to 4'
AttractsWildlife, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Arapaho Thornless Blackberry

Arapaho Blackberry is a fast growing fruit bearing plant that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4A through 8B. 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.

Arapaho 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 'Arapaho' Thornless Blackberry...

Arapaho is a superb, thornless blackberry that was released in 1993 from the University of Arkansas (U.S. Plant Patent 8510). It is a hardy, disease resistant variety that produces very nice, sweet berries with small seeds, on erect, thornless canes. It is one of the earliest to ripen of the Arkansas thornless varieties, and has very good post-harvest potential. Just as it is one of the earliest ripening, Arapaho is also one of the earliest to flower. For this reason Arapaho does best when it is grown in areas that are a little less prone to having late spring frosts. This lessens the risk of freeze damage to the developing flowers/fruit, which can seriously undermine, or even altogether debilitate, the overall quality of the berry crop. Arapaho is an excellent variety for growing in the southern U.S., and especially the deeper southern region(s). It quickly establishes a solid fruiting hedge, and with its erect, upright growth habit, Arapaho is great for home gardeners because it does not require the support of a trellis, or a trellis-system of any kind. One thing is for sure - with Arapaho in your garden, nobody will enjoy the bounty of freshly-picked, juicy, sweet blackberries any earlier in the season or sooner than you will!

Arapaho blackberry is a sun-loving, self-pollinating floricane, and has demonstrated good resistance to both Double Bloom-Rosette (DB-R) and Orange Rust diseases.

Arapaho requires 400-500 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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