The Apache Blackberry is an erect thornless blackberry similar to Arapaho with larger fruit and seed, ripening 15 days later than Arapaho. Apache produces the largest fruit of the 3 thornless cultivars. The fruit weighs 10 grams. Resists orange rust. The Apache Blackberry is very productive and selected because of its great flavor, good yield and very large fruit. The flavor of these shiny black fruit makes them an ideal choice for eating fresh or for use in your favorite pies, jams and jellies. They ripen in mid to late June. Space 5' apart in 5' wide rows. For one plant space plant in a 6' circle. Once established, Apache Blackberry plants do not require the support of a trellis or fence to grow; the canes that bear fruit are very strong and stand erect. The new canes of the blackberry plant should be tipped at a height of 42 inches during the growing period and prune them once they have produced fruit. They reach a mature height of 3 to 6 feet. Following a recommended care guide in regards to the soil selection, planting, mulching, harvesting, watering and pruning will help you endlessly enjoy the sweetest flavor of your home-grown Apache Blackberries. USDA ZONES: Zone 5 , Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant blackberries in well-drained soil and in full sun. The spring is the best time to plant for most (but not all) regions. Blackberries do not usually need pruning their first year. Should be a well drained high in humus or organic matter, no less than 2%. The soils should be slightly acid 5.8-6.8PH. They prefer sandy loams with course sands or clays. It is much easier to grow blackberries if they are mulched. Mulches are applied from 4-6 inches deep either to the row areas alone or to the whole soil surface. Straw, old hay, sawdust and shavings may be used, but should be weed seed free. Mulch should be applied sometime between late fall and early spring when the soil moisture is plentiful. Mulch can act as a fertilizer as well. Adding manure in the winter months to existing mulch is a great idea. Follow instructions on bag or sprinkle lightly the total area of your planting.