The Arapaho Blackberry (Rubus ursinus 'Arapaho') has very large, dark and juicy berries! This variety was developed by the University of Arkansas 1980s has been one of the most popular varieties ever since!
The bright, shiny black fruit grows in clusters and can be medium to large, spherical to conical in shape. It has seeds smaller than most varieties and the fruit is firm, rich and sweet! Perfect to each fresh, turn into jam or syrup. If you have more than you need at the moment, they will stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks!
The Arapaho Blackberry self-pollinates as bees buzz from pink blossom to pink blossom. They enjoy the blooms in the spring so that you can enjoy the fruit in the summer. In fact, these are great plants for pollinators
The canes grow up to 6 feet tall and are disease-resistant. They are hardy and grow quickly, so you will be able to enjoy a good crop the year after planting. They are cold hardy so you won't have to worry about the frigid weather. Best of all, they are thornless, making them easier to pick and very kid-friendly.
Despite being thornless, these Blackberry canes can still grow dense enough to deter anyone wanting to walk past them, so plant hedgerows of berry bushes for property definition and create a sanctuary for birds to nest in! The tall mature height will also provide you considerable screening and privacy, while also loading up your cereal in the morning with juicy berries!
Blackberry plants love full sun but will tolerate a little shade if they have to (though you may have fewer flowers and fruit). Find it some rich, slightly acidic soil that is moist but well-drained. Mulch helps retain moisture and control the weeds and water it weekly unless it is hot or dry, then give it an extra drink.
So now that you have popped an Arapaho Blackberry plant into your NatureHills.com cart, you can start planning how you're going to use them - provided that you don't eat all the delectable berries straight from the cane. Maybe you better get two!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Rubus fruticosus 'Arapaho'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Harvest Time||Mid Season|
|Pruning Time||After Fruiting|