Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush

Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush

11 reviews
  • Large

  • sweet fruit

  • Thornless

  • Self-fertile

  • Disease resistant

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Thornless Blackberry Variety Produces Bushels of Fruit!

If you are looking to harvest blackberries right in your own backyard, the Prime Ark® Freedom blackberry bush is the perfect choice for you! This thornless blackberry has large berries and good flavor.

This blackberry variety is disease resistant and drought tolerant. The fruit bush will start to flower in the early spring. The fruiting season will begin to ripen its large sweet fruit in July all the way through the first frost. The more fruit you pick will increase the number of fruit the following year.

The Prime Ark blackberry is free of pesky thorns, and produces black berries large to extra large in size, have a sweet taste, and are firm in texture. Similar to its thornless berry relative, the triple crown blackberry.

The fruit size alone is a good reason to plant these blackberry plants. They are perfect for home gardeners and can even be grown in containers wherever the climate is suitable. Prime ark blackberries grow up to 4-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide at maturity. Kids love blackberries too!

PRIME ARK FREEDOM BLACKBERRY CARE

The Prime Ark Freedom does best in full sun and loamy, well-drained soil. It can tolerate clay soil as long as the watering schedule is kept up to date. The bush prefers soil moist to establish its strong root system during the first growing season. Good drainage is essential to prevent root rot as well as annual soil amendments such as a slow release fertilizer in the spring will help when producing fruit.

It is self-pollinating and can grow across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 4-8. This blackberry variety exhibits excellent cold hardiness and plants will survive the winter temperatures if covered during hard freezes.

The blackberry plant was originally part of the University of Arkansas’s primocane breeding program and is the first thornless primocane fruiting blackberry variety of its kind. This means more blackberry fruit faster as it fruits on new growth, unlike most other blackberries.

This extends the fruit harvest time too. So as the new canes produce early season berries, the older canes will produce later season berries on previous year’s canes. The semi erect canes will eventually need to be pruned after they have fruited 2 times.

This blackberry plant ships rooted in soil in a container. They do not ship bare root. Plants will arrive in excellent condition. They are very hardy. If this is not the case, please contact us.

This summer bearing blackberry bush will start to flower and bear fruit + delicious berries in the first year of planting.

Shop our Prime Ark Freedom Blackberry plant for sale for an easy to grow fruit bush

Read our Berry Important Berry blog and Growing Fruit Trees in Containers for more information on other kinds of berry bushes.

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Botanical Name
Rubus fruticosus 'Prime-Ark® Freedom'
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Sunlight
Full Sun

Foliage Color
Green

Mature Width
3-4 ft

Mature Height
4-5 ft

Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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11/14/2022
Mark S.
United States

best place to buy plants

I have been buying from several places as I am trying to expand my garden and orchard. Then I found Perfect Plants. Everything I have purchased has been over the top better. Not even close. I wish I could show a comparison picture but I'm not that computer-savvy. I will stay with PP from here on out.

CF
08/10/2022
Connie F.
United States United States

Black berry plants

They were so well packaged. We planted within a couple days and there is a lot of growth already!

08/28/2022

Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Connie. We are excited to hear how well everything went with your Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush. Thank you for sharing!

MW
08/05/2022
Mike W.
United States United States

Mike’s Blackberry Bushes

Outstanding. I planted the blackberry bushes then left for Washington 3 weeks later. Spent 3 weeks in Washington and when I got back the blackberry plants were doing great. This was my 3rd order from Perfect Plants, and I was so confident that this would great that I ordered my daughter a tree rose while in Washington. Excellent company with great products.

08/28/2022

Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Mike! Thank you for sharing your experience with our team and glad your Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush are thriving. We value your continued support of our small business. All the best.

KT
07/04/2022
Karen T.
United States United States

Blackberries plant

Very happy with the plant! 5 stars

08/28/2022

Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you Karen for your Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush order and your kind words. We give you 5 stars as well!!!!! See you around!

CC
06/22/2022
Cheryl C.
United States United States

Awesome plant

Growing like crazy

06/27/2022

Perfect Plants Nursery

Appreciate your sharing your feedback with us, Cheryl. You'll be picking blackberries in no time. Enjoy your Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush.

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