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Blackberry, Arapaho Rubus spp. 'Arapaho'

Blackberry, Arapaho - Rubus spp. 'Arapaho'
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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-fertile (does not require another type of blackberry to pollinate). If planting multiple blackberries, space plants 2 to 4 feet apart.

Learn more about planting and caring for your Arapahoe Blackberry Bush.

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Zones 4 - 9 Zones 4 - 9
Hardiness 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
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.
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)

Learn more about planting and caring for your Arapahoe Blackberry Bush.

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.