Get ready for an easy to grow delicious delicacy that you can pick right off the plant and enjoy fresh! Desirable characteristics of Ouachita Blackberry Bush include consistently high yields and good post-harvest keeping excellent quality.
The Ouachita thornless blackberry vine features an upright habitat with double blossoms and semi erect canes that bears fruit of medium size. Fruit are firm and sweet. The full crop fruiting season will begin to ripen in June. This blackberry cultivar is disease resistant and heat tolerant making an ideal choice for warmer climates in the south.
The fruit storage and handling potential make this berry plant a great choice for home gardeners. Bred by the University of Arkansas, this blackberry variety is one of our favorites for the excellent flavor and handling potential of the Ouachita.
Planting Blackberry Vines
The Ouachita Blackberry vine is self-pollinating and prefers full sun and loamy, well-drained soil. Its fruit is deliciously large, sweet berries with black skin, and a firm texture. It requires around 400 chill hours.
Harvest these berries in mid-June – this summer fruit producer can keep producing for 5 weeks after that. The fruiting extends through late summer growing season. Giving you more time to enjoy this delicious fruit!
Grown great as Ouachita Blackberry trellis with plenty feet of row. Saves space, improves efficiency when picking, controls plant size, improves insect/disease problems – just a few of the many benefits if grown on a trellis. The erect blackberries on the fruiting canes will cling onto the trellis whether it be wire or wood.
Shipped rooted in soil in a pot (not bare root). You will see the difference in fruit quality. Blackberry plants are easy to grow – you will not be disappointed.
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Rubus fruticosus 'Ouachita'
- Lots of edible, sweet berries
- Heat tolerant
- Disease resistant