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Beautiful, Tasty Berries Navaho Thornless Blackberry

  • Mid-Season
  • Very Popular Thornless Blackberry Plants
  • Excellent for Small Space Gardens
  • Erect Canes and Columnar Habit
  • Sweet Berries are Big and Juicy
  • Huge Harvest, Pick Up to 15 Pounds Per Plant
  • Great for Fresh Eating, Cooking and Baking
  • Good Keeper
  • Pretty Pink Buds Open to White Flowers in Springtime
  • Upright Plant Forms Clumps
  • Disease Resistant
  • Heat Tolerant

Add one or dozens of these erect, productive fruiting plants to your yard, and you'll be rewarded with beautifully healthy homegrown fruit. No thorns and disease resistance makes it so easy to harvest and care for them!

One of the most popular varieties for home gardens, Navaho Thornless Blackberry (Rubus 'Navaho Thornless') produces a huge harvest that lasts nearly a month long! You'll love the big, juicy berries with their sweet, robust blackberry flavor.

Sweet blackberries are very healthy and notable for their high nutritional contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid and B vitamins. They also contain the essential mineral, manganese.

Grow your own for the best flavor. We believe that no store-bought berry can compare with "the real thing" fresh from the bush.

Navajo has a well-deserved reputation as being both a good "all-rounder" and easy-care. These pretty plants grow tall, and don't spread wide like other varieties. It's a great choice for smaller yards.

Enjoy a long-lasting abundance of large, juicy, sweet, dark-purple to black fruit that ripens in the mid-season for several weeks. Add a single variety, or try several different kinds for a higher yield from your harvest season.

You can't go wrong with our high-quality fruiting plants, and these time-tested plants are in very high-demand. It seems that everyone wants to start growing their own food these days. Please place your order for Navaho Thornless Blackberry ASAP.

How to Use Navaho Thornless Blackberry in the Landscape

These attractive plants feature pink buds and white flowers in springtime. The canes grow to stand up nice and tall, and it's so interesting to watch the berries develop from blooms to finished fruit.

Make the most of your sunny spaces. Plant several Navaho Blackberry in a row as a hard-working hedge. They work well in small groups, or in a woodland border.

Navajo berries are of excellent quality and are delicious fresh, baked into pies or preserved as jams and jellies. Freeze what you don't use, and create incredible blended smoothies!

If you are only growing one, give yourself space to harvest all around it. For a hedgerow, plant a bit closer three feet apart with five feet between rows.

Stake your brand new growth as needed. With plenty of sun, Navajo canes straighten upright and develop a columnar growth habit.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Grow Navaho Thornless Blackberries in a planting site that receives full sun. They need at least six hours of direct sunlight for the best fruit production.

This durable variety is tolerant of a wide range of soils, including clay that drains quickly. It must have well-drained soil.

During planting, you can add a few handfuls of compost, along with a packet of Nature Hills Root Booster. Follow the directions on the label.

Water is important, especially during fruit development. Apply a medium amount of water on a regular schedule. Pine straw or pine bark mulch over the root system helps keep it cool and moist.

Navaho Thornless will produce fruit on the floricanes from the prior year. After the fruiting is done for the season, cut the finished floricanes down to the ground and place in lawn bags for disposal.

Leave the current year's primocane growth standing over winter. They will produce flowers and fruit the following year.

Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Read the directions on the label for application rates and timing schedule.

Count on the high performance of this variety. You'll appreciate a long season of delicious ripe fruit. Order Navaho Thornless Blackberry from Nature Hills as soon as you see it in stock.

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 .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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Navaho Thornless Blackberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Botanical Name Rubus 'Navaho'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Fruiting