Rubus spp. 'Arapaho'
- Thornless Blackberry Bush
- Self-supporting (No Trellis Needed)
- Large Tasty Firm Berries Great for Jams and Syrups
- Up to 8 to 10 quarts of Fruit
- Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
- Requires acidic soil
- 4'-6' Tall, 4' Wide
- Zones 4-9
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Zones 4 - 9
The Arapaho Blackberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Arapaho Blackberry falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees, Shrubs
4' - 6' High
The Arapaho Blackberry grows to be 4' - 6' feet in height.
The Arapaho Blackberry has a spread of about 4' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This blackberry does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Arapaho Blackberry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, silty loam, well drained soils.
This blackberry has rounded shape.
Arapaho is the earliest ripening thornless blackberry. Large, colorful red and black berries. Tasty, firm fruit with small seeds great for jams and syrups. Yields vary greatly depending on region but can produce up to 8 to 10 quarts of fruit. Ripens in early to mid June. Self-supporting plant (does not need a trellis). Patented version is known for its disease resistance and ease of picking. Heat tolerant, requires acidic soil (5.5 - 6.5). You can purchase soil acidifier from any garden center. 1-year-old #1 bareroot bushes, 6" to 12" (zones 4-9)
Note: The Arapaho blackberry is self pollinating aka self-fruitful (does not require another type of blackberry to pollinate). If planting multiple blackberries space space plants 2 to 4 feet apart.
How to plant blackberries video from Oklahoma State Extension
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Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.