Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush

Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush

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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!


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.

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Botanical Name
Rubus fruticosus 'Prime-Ark® Freedom'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Mature Width
3-4 ft

Mature Height
4-5 ft

Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Kim D.
United States United States

Prime Ark Blackberries

Everything I've bought here has exceeded my expectations.

Herman S.
United States United States

Very healthy plant

Blackberry bush came looking fresh and healthy. It’s doing well so far. At this point I am very pleased with my purchase.

Sharon K.
United States United States


I anticipated a shipped potted plant to arrive dry, especially when I qualified $1 above free delivery, but it was as if you soaked it prior to bagging & shipping. Thank you plant looks beautiful!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and purchasing your Prime Ark Freedom Blackberry Bush from our family-owned business. And yes! We thoroughly water the plants before they're shipped out because we know they'll definitely need it through the trip. Happy planting! Shirley

United States United States

Wonderful Plant, very healthy!!

The best plant purchase online, thanks so much!!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Greetings! We are so happy to receive your positive feedback about the Prime Ark Freedom Blackberry Bush. It brings us joy to know that you're pleased with your purchase, and we hope that it continues to thrive and bear plentiful fruits for you to enjoy!

United States United States

Lovely healthy plant

Plant was delivered well packaged, a little smaller than the item and review photos showed, but it's growing like crazy and showed no shock when repotting. All the leaves stayed healthy and green! Looking forward to berries at some point, will continue to nurture through fall and winter.

Perfect Plants Nursery Prime Ark® Freedom Blackberry Bush Review

Perfect Plants Nursery

Hello Kate! Thank you so much for the review of the Prime Ark Freedom Blackberry Bush. I am happy to hear the plant is doing so well and I hope it produces many berries for you!

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