Blackberry Ebony King, Rubus 'Ebony King', is large and has delicious purple berries that are perfect for baking. It is an excellent berry for pies, cobblers, turnovers, topping ice cream, and added to cereal. Ebony King's upright thornless canes bear fruit in summer before hot days set in. Picking is easy and fun!
Blackberries fruit on two-year old canes. After they have finished fruiting, the canes should be pruned away at the base. Plants flower around the start of summer and fruit ripens about mid-July.
Blackberries thrive in sandy or good to average garden soil. Plant them in full sun. In home gardens, keep plants about 3 feet apart. If planting in rows, keep them 3 feet apart in the rows, and keep the rows 5 to 8 feet apart. Mulch around the plants to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Maintain depth of mulch by adding as necessary throughout the year. The flowers are attractive and they attract butterflies, notably the western tiger swallowtail.
This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.
|Botanical Name||Rubus 'Ebony King'|
|Mature Height||4 to 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 to 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|