Blackberry - Darrow
If you’ve ever picked and eaten wild blackberries, you know there’s nothing like their intense, deep, true blackberry flavor and aroma. The problem with wild blackberries is that they’re susceptible to rust and blight, and the fruits are often tiny, not to mention that you have to go find them. Start an easy-to-grow berry patch of your own with several ‘Darrow’ plants, and every summer (and often again in early fall) you’ll harvest huge, delectable berries with that same wild-picked taste, but minus the problems.
This blackberry is hardy to zone 5, is ultra-vigorous and also self-pollinating. Choose a sunny, well-drained spot for your patch and amend the soil with compost. Keep ‘Darrow’ watered during dry spells, mulch well and prune regularly, and it will produce in top form for many years. Make indescribably delicious cobblers, crisps, pies, jam, jelly, syrup, liqueurs and wine at a fraction of the cost of store-bought berries. The antioxidant health benefits alone are reason enough to plant these beauties!
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|