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Blackberry, Arapaho Rubus spp. 'Arapaho'

Arapaho Blackberry—Rubus spp. 'Arapaho'

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 (do not require another type of blackberry to pollinate). If planting multiple blackberries space plants 2 to 4 feet apart.

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Zones 4 - 9
Zones 4 - 9

Hardiness Zones: 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

Fruit Tree
Fruit Tree

Type of tree:
The Arapaho Blackberry falls into the following type(s): Fruit Trees, Shrubs

4' - 6' High
4' - 6' High

Mature Height:
The Arapaho Blackberry grows to be 4' - 6' feet in height.

4' Spread
4' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Arapaho Blackberry has a spread of about 4' at full maturity.

Slow to Medium Growth
Slow to Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This blackberry does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Arapaho Blackberry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, silty loam, well drained soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This blackberry has rounded shape.

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Attributes:
The Arapaho Blackberry is an erect, thornless blackberry that is also the earliest-ripening. Patented version is known for its disease resistance and ease of picking; plant is self-supporting and does not need a trellis for healthy growth. This blackberry is hardy, heat tolerant, and requires acidic soil (5.5 - 6.5). You can purchase soil acidifier from any garden center.

Description:
Arapaho is the earliest ripening, erect, thornless blackberry. Large, colorful glossy red and black fruit. Tasty, firm berry with small seeds good for jams and syrups. Hardy, heat tolerant, needs acidic soil. Ripens in June. (zones 4-9)

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Wildlife Value:
Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early summer.

Bloom Time:
April-May.

Fruit Description:
Large, glossy vibrant red and black berries with small seeds; very good flavor. Ripens in early to mid June. Yields vary greatly depending on region but can produce up to 8 to 10 quarts of fruit.