Blackberry NavajoScientific Name: Rubus fruticosus
Best Planted In Zone: 6-10
Navajo Blackberries produce a glossy-black, moderately-sweet berry which ripens sometime in between June and July. The bushes are thornless, so picking the berries is easy and pain-free. Once picked, the berries are perfect for eating right away or for using in your favorite cobblers, jams, pies, or other recipes. The plant grows erect and reaches 4-5 feet high and 3-4 feet wide. It prefers to be planted in full sun and is hardy in Zones 6-10. USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
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.