Blackberry - Cheyenne
Blackberry Cheyenne, Rubus 'Cheyenne', produces a firm berry that is excellent for jellies, jams and freezing. Our most winter-hardy variety is ideal for the North and Midwest. 'Cheyenne' is thorny but is a very good producer. It is an easy-to-grow, early ripening variety. The Cheyenne ripens around the beginning of June here in the Midwest.
Although the flowers are attractive, this blackberry is grown primarily as a fruit crop and is not considered appropriate for ornamental use. Furnish ample moisture during the growing period and cultivate frequently. After the first fruiting season, prune to the ground to allow room for new canes. Additional pruning should be done each spring to keep plants from becoming tangled and to improve their ability to bear
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.
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.
|Mature Height||5 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 to 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Period||Early summer|