Big Harvest, Jumbo Fruit, Thornless Apache Blackberry
- Late Season
- Extremely Productive
- Huge, Sweet, Juicy Blackberries
- Thornless Canes Make Harvest More Pleasant
- Upright Canes Don’t Need a Trellis
- Grow One in a Small Space Victory Garden
- Fruit Freezes Beautifully
- Disease Resistant
- Tolerates Heat and Humidity
- Perfect Candidate for Low Spray Edible Landscapes
Love the luscious, rich taste of juicy blackberries in summertime? Grow your own and prep them to enjoy all year-long.
This thornless, upright variety makes it a total breeze. High yielding Apache Blackberry plants (Rubus ‘Apache’ PP #11865) are well-known to produce gallons of jumbo-sized berries.
This self-pollinating fruiting bush will produce fruit from a single plant. Even tiny Victory Gardens can include them as a hard-working tall backdrop.
Developed at the University of Arkansas, Apache produces huge, super-sweet fruit that is glossy, black and delicious. You’ll enjoy a large harvest once your plants reach bearing age.
These berries are plenty sweet enough to eat fresh, plucked right from your bush. Add them to homemade ice cream or healthy smoothies.
Try making jams, jellies or pies. You’ll be surprised how little extra sugar you need to add. The rich flavor is wonderfully complex.
The canes of Apache Thornless Blackberry are more erect than other thornless varieties. They can be grown without a trellis with simple tip pruning at 42 inches high.
These large berries are so purple they look black. Eating plenty of deeply colored superfoods is an easy way to maximize your immune system.
The beautiful berries are packed with aromatic flavors and antioxidants. And fresh blackberries picked from your own plants taste so much better than store-bought.
Enjoy a bumper crop of delectable, colossal blackberries with this variety. It’s an excellent choice that produces fruit on last year’s canes and on new canes on the tips.
Order your Apache Blackberry today, but hurry. Everyone wants to add fruiting plants to their landscape to boost their food security.
How to Use Apache Blackberry in the Landscape
The berries ripen in late season. They are exceptionally sweet, wonderful for fresh eating. Add them to your morning bowl of oatmeal, or use them in homemade desserts.
Ever tried “kolache”? These pastries from Central Europe would be out of this world with your own prepared Apache Blackberry filling.
Apache blackberries are succulent, firm and of good size. These berries store well, if you are able to stop yourself from eating them all standing by the bush.
The first, heaviest crop comes in June on second-year floricanes, then you’ll usually see a second crop on new primocanes later in the season.
If you are only growing one, give it a growing spot that is six feet from its nearest neighbor. If you want a hedgerow, you’ll need to allow five feet of space between plants, as well as five feet of space between rows.
Join the Edible Landscaping trend. Why not add this hard-working shrub as a privacy screen behind your patio seating?
Go ahead and give your guests something to talk about!
Apache Blackberry can also be added as a backdrop to garden borders for white flowers in spring, and an eye-catching harvest of beautiful blackberries. Give yourself the space you need to harvest them.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Apache needs full sun, and can take the heat. Just watch the water to ensure your plants stay well hydrated. This is especially important during fruit production.
It is tolerant of a wide range of soils. However, it will do best in a well-drained soil that is enriched with several handfuls of compost or humus during planting.
Mulch with pine straw or pine bark, which will break down over time to provide the slightly acid soil Blackberries love. Reapply this mulch layer regularly.
The astounding fruit is borne on last year’s wood. After those canes fruit, you’ll cut them out at ground level and place them in the yard waste.
Avoid the need to trellis with an easy tip prune on the vertical canes once they reach 42 inches. Take the time to do this, and you’ll encourage fruiting laterals and a stronger, more erect habit.
|Botanical Name||Rubus ‘Apache’|
|Mature Height||4 – 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 – 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Harvest Time||Late Season|
|When To Prune||After Fruiting|