Bushel and Berry® Baby Cakes® Blackberry Bush

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Pint-Size Bushel and Berry® Baby Cakes® Blackberry Bush!

  • Dark Full-Sized Fruit
  • Sweet & Delicious Berries
  • Two Crops a Season in Certain Locales
  • Full-Sized Fruit on a Compact Plant
  • Dwarf Thornless Canes
  • Cheery White Self-Fruitful Blooms
  • Darling Ornamental Edible!
  • Up to Two Harvests Each Summer!
  • Pies, Preserves & Fresh Eating!
  • Perfect for Patio Pots
  • Use in Patio Plantings
  • Great Gift Plant!
  • Disease-Resistant
  • 400 Chill Hours

Pluck a breakfast of delicious, healthy blackberries without making a pricey trip to the Farmer's Market! Imagine walking out to your balcony or porch and gathering large, sweet berries without fear of pricked fingers or snagged sleeves from dagger-sharp thorns!

Grow this exceptional dwarf bush-type for a very convenient harvest! You'll also be pleased with the cute good looks of the fruiting Bushel and Berry® Baby Cakes® Blackberry Bush (Rubus x 'APF-236T' PP# 27,032).

With textured green leaves, pretty white spring blooms and a showy fruiting display, Baby Cakes® Blackberry plants are an easy way to maximize small space gardens. The fruit is held high on top of the plant instead of being hidden away in the center of the bush

Enjoy some of the best blackberries for the home gardener every year. You can count on Baby Cakes® Blackberry because the internationally applauded University of Arkansas program tested this thornless, petite variety for years for performance, size, beauty, taste and ease.

In most regions, Baby Cakes® Blackberry will produce twice in one season over the hot summer months, giving you double the harvest! It produces on second-year canes, so be patient with it the first year.

How to Use Baby Cakes® Blackberry Bush In The Landscape

As ornamental as it is tasty, these compact tiny plants have a world of unique possibilities within the landscape! Grow them in full sun at the front of your mixed garden border or in a stylish large container on your deck.

The lovely white spring blooms give way to the glossy, beautiful berries, plus the lovely foliage works as a fantastic backdrop for both! Cheery and adorably sized, you can tuck this compact plant into porch and balcony pots or around your patio for some unique dual-purpose landscaping!

Imagine coming home from a long day to these little gems dangling from one of your pots on your front porch or one growing by a sunny reading nook on your balcony to pluck healthy snacks straight from the bush between pages!

Once it starts producing, the big, juicy berries will wow you year after year. Bland, store-bought blackberries will pale in comparison. Although it will produce fruit with only one plant...order multiples to increase the size of your crops. Trust us, once you taste them...you'll want more for fresh eating, baking and smoothies.

These fantastic berries have loads of flavor and impart that classic taste to your jams and jellies, pies and pastries, as well as the juiciest blackberry pies you can imagine!

Be proud of this choice! Baby Cakes® is a fun, long-lived plant gift to share with family and friends to increase their food security.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Fruiting bushes and plants do require full sun for the most blooms and therefore the most fruit! Hardy in USDA growing zones 4 through 8, these easy-care plants are best pruned right after fruiting since these bushes fruit on last year’s growth.

Plant in rich, fertile, well-drained soil for best results and use a good slow-release fertilizer for fruiting and berry bushes such as Dr. Earth Natural Wonder Fruit Tree & Berries 3 Step Fertilizer Kit! Provide a generous layer of mulch over the roots for better insulation and for moisture retention.

Provide consistent, moderate moisture throughout the growing season, keeping tabs on your moisture in planters and pots especially during summer’s heat and prevent the root ball from drying out too much in the winter.

Add Nature Hills Root Booster to your order for a time-tested formula that supports the critical root system over the entire life of your fruiting plants! Head over to our Garden Blog for some great tips and tricks for successful Edible Landscaping today!

Disease-resistant and self-fruitful, you’ll gain so much more than you need to invest into these fantastic fruiting shrubs! Order Bushel and Berry® Baby Cakes® Thornless Blackberry Bush from the small fruit experts at NatureHills.com today!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Bushel and Berry® Baby Cakes® Blackberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Bushel and Berry
Botanical Name Rubus x 'APF-236T'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Deciduous
Foliage Deciduous
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant No
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