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Bareroot Blackberry, Prime Ark Freedom

Bareroot Blackberry, Prime Ark Freedom

This product is for PRE-ORDER. The expected availability date is: 2023-02-06
This item IS available for shipping ONLY in bareroot, 3 inch & Tree Pot sizes. DO NOT select other sizes for shipping.

Regular price $27.50 USD
Regular price Sale price $27.50 USD
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ABOUT THIS PLANT

Botanic Name: Rubus fruticosus
Common Names: Blackberry, Brambleberry, Bramble,

Lifespan: Perennial
Growth Structure: Upright canes, up to 8 ft tall

Fertility Preference:
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

This blackberry plant is very sturdy but will benefit from a wall or trellis to support it. In the winter, the entire plant can be pruned down to a foot from the ground, but it is not necessary as having older canes will allow for fruiting at different times of the season. As with other blackberry plants, suckers will pop up about 1-2 feet away from the parent plant. These can be left to grow, dug out and replanted, or given away as a delicious gift!

DESCRIPTION

NOTE: We have sold out of our initial order of these berries.  We are getting a RESTOCK by February 6, and all orders placed now will ship after that date.

Our most popular plant at Sarvodaya Farms. Prime-Ark Freedom blackberry is unreal! The plant is completely thornless, and has an upright growth habit. The fruit is the really crazy part though: berries can literally be 4 inches long and 2 inches fat. The flavor is rich, juicy, and seeds are relatively small.  Just unbelievable.

The variety was created through conventional breeding and has not been genetically engineered.

This blackberry variety is disease resistant and drought tolerant.  In Southern California, expect first harvest as soon as temperatures are regularly in the 80s.  Fruit will continue coming all summer in successive waves, except when temperatures are regularly above 95 degrees.

The Prime-Ark Freedom blackberry does best in full sun and loamy, well-drained soil. It is self-pollinating and was originally part of the University of Arkansas’s primocane breeding program and is the first primocane-fruiting thornless blackberry ever. This means more fruit faster as it fruits on new growth unlike most other blackberries. This extends the fruit harvest time too as new canes will produce early season berries, while the older canes will produce later season berries.


Special Features:
• Large, sweet fruit
• Thornless
• Self-fertile
• Disease resistant

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