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Baby Cakes™ Thornless Blackberry

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Thornless and container ready!

Did you ever get the chance to go blackberry picking when you were a kid? Often the best berries were in wild stands along country roads and fields. Unfortunately the price you often paid for those delicious, chin-staining berries was pricked fingers and sleeves from the nasty thorns on the vines and having to sort out the blackberry vines from the fences and hedgerow they needed to grow against for support.

Thanks to the University of Arkansas’ internationally applauded program that searches out and tests the best blackberries for the home gardener every year based on performance, size, beauty, taste and ease we are happy to introduce to you the new Baby Cakes™ Blackberry (Rubus ' Bushel and Berry Babycakes blackberry')! This dwarf bush-type berry plant is thornless (yay!) and is petite enough to grow in the front of the border or in your favorite large container so that it can be in easy reach come harvest time.

In most regions Baby Cakes™ Blackberry will produce twice in one season, giving your double the harvest! It produces on second year canes, so be patient with it. Once it starts producing, though, watch out! The big, juicy berries will wow you year after year. All of those store bought blackberries will pale in comparison.

You’ll want to order multiples for better berry production and simply because once you taste them you’ll want more! Order yours today!

* Delicious berries
* True dwarf
* Full-sized fruit
* Great in containers
* Thornless
* Disease resistant

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Baby Cakes™ Thornless Blackberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Rubus x 'APF-236T'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 4 feet
Soil Type Rich, organic, well drained in the ground and in pots
Moisture Even moisture, well drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green to varying shades of blue when grown from seed
Fruiting Time Summer