Blackberry OuachitaScientific Name: Rubus fruticosus
Best Planted In Zone: 5-9
The Ouachita Thornless Blackberry is a free standing plant that produces a medium to large fruit. The berries from this plant are both sweet and firm; and besides being delicious, the fruit serves as a good source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber. They are also low in sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fat. The blackberry plant has a very fast growth rate and blooms in the late spring. The average size of this plant is 3-5 feet. It prefers to be planted in the full sun as it requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. It is hardy in Zones 5-9. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
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 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.