Apache Blackberry Bush

Apache Blackberry Bush

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  • Large & sweet blackberry fruit


  • Thornless and pain free

  • Self fertile

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Sweet Black Berries on Thorn Free Vines

Apache Blackberry plants are the perfect fruitful berry bush to add to your home garden!

Produced by the University of Arkansas’ blackberry program, the Apache Blackberry Bush features large, plump thornless blackberries that ripen in the first year of planting. With extra sweet and flavorful mouthfeel, not only are they delicious to eat but they are ridiculously easy to pick off the erect thornless canes.

With light pink flowers produced in early spring, you can pick blackberries as soon as mid to late June. The erect canes will produce glossy black fruit on new growth every year with a high yield. Contrasting the blackberry fruit are green leaves that will stay on the plant all year long to produce an attractive specimen plant for your fruit tree or berry collection.

The high productive value, excellent flavor, and large fruit size make this berry bush a great contender for eating fresh off the bush, using in cobblers or desserts, or for canning into jellies or jams. There are a multitude of uses for blackberries in the garden including having them in flower beds to show off the beautiful spring flowers, planting in containers for small spaces, or having them as stand alone plants.

Planting Apache Blackberries

It’s easy to plant Apache blackberries. The mature Apache blackberry bush can grow 5 to 8 feet all and between 4 to 8 feet wide, making it perfect for small spaces in the garden. They grow best in USDA zones 5-9.

To start, choose a planting spot with well draining soil. Make that the planting area gets a minimum of 8 hours full sun to grow blackberries to their prime and full size. You can also plant them in an area with partial shade but this may yield smaller fruit and less of it.

You’ll need to water your Apache blackberry plant thoroughly for the first few weeks to thelp the roots spread and establish themselves. Once established, an Apache Blackberry trellis is not required to support the developing canes that produce fruit. 

Our Apache Blackberry planting guide will help you choose where to plant your blackberries and how to grow them.

Apache Blackberry Taste

People grow Apache blackberry plants because of their high production of large size thornless blackberries. Apache blackberries are large, very juicy, and have a great sweet flavor, making them popular to use in pies, jams, jellies and more. 

Apache Blackberry Care

Caring for Apache blackberry plants is simple. They love the heat of the Southern states and are drought tolerant once established. Grow Apache blackberry bushes in moist, well draining soil that is slightly acidic and rich in nutrients. You can amend your native soil with our Acidic Potting Soil to help lower the acidity of your soil pH if necessary. Mulch the root zones at ground level with organic matter thoroughly to help retain moisture during the active growing seasons.

Apache blackberry bushes are self fertile meaning no pollination partner is needed to produce berries. 

Apache Blackberry Chill Hours

The Apache blackberry requires 400 to 500 chill hours before they switch from dormancy in the winter to their reproductive cycle when they start to bloom and produce fruit.

Apache Blackberry Pruning

The best time to prune Apache blackberry plants is in late June and July, right after the bush has finished fruiting for the season in late summer or early fall. As an erect blackberry variety, Apache blackberry plant canes should be tip-pruned to around 36 inches. Lateral branches can be trimmed to between 12 and 18 inches, but be sure to not prune the main floricanes, leaving enough buds on each for flowering and fruit production.

Shop our Apache Blackberry plants for sale for an easy to grow berry bush that any gardener can keep thriving and enjoy berries every year!

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Botanical Name
Rubus fruticosus 'Apache'
sun-light

Full sun

Foliage Color
Green

Flower Color
White

Mature Height
4-8 ft

Mature Height
5-8 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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07/29/2022
Sandi H.
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Amazing Bush!

This wonderful bush arrived just days before our current triple digit heatwave. After transplanting and watering daily, the heat seared the foilage and most of it died. However, with care and double watering, the bush came roaring back and is full of bright green leaves. This is the second time I've ordered from Perfect Plants, and I couldn't be happier. I will be ordering again.

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