Prolific Fruit Bearing Blackberry Bush that's Thorn Free!
Want an easy-to-grow fruiting plant? The Navaho Blackberry Bush is low maintenance and produces bushels of juicy berries every summer!
Navaho Thornless Blackberry is indeed thornless and carefree. In early spring, you’ll see white flower heads forming that eventually mature into medium to large-sized berries during the mid-summer months. Evergreen foliage loads the plant all year long. You may even see shades of bronze or scarlet on the green leaves during late fall and winter as the temperatures decrease. With no thorns, you can pick your sweet berries at ease!
The delicious berries are perfect for fresh eating right off the bush, preserving in jams or jellies, or used in baked goods such as pies or cobblers. They have a juicy and sweet flavor that can’t be compared to store-bought blackberries. The plant produces many pounds of berries every year and fruit load will increase with every year grown.
Rubus Navaho Blackberry plant is beloved by gardeners all over the county and can be planted in a variety of planting locations. Keep a blackberry orchard, grow as a stand-alone plant or in groups of 3, or even grow Navaho Blackberry in containers for small garden spaces or patio growing.
NAVAHO BLACKBERRY CARE
It is not hard to learn how to grow Navaho Thornless Blackberry plants as they are very easy to grow! Full sun is required for the best berry production but partial shade can be tolerated in warmer climates to help protect against the afternoon sun. Blackberry bushes prefer well-draining soil that is slightly acidic and rich in nutrients.
Grow the Navaho Blackberry in zones 6-10 across the United States. It is very cold hardy and Navaho Blackberry chill hours can vary! It is hardy down to zone 10 where chill hours range from 300-500, alternatively, it can tolerate higher chill hours up to 80o-900 hours. This plant is adaptable!
The mature size of the Navaho blackberry is up to 4-6 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide. Navaho thornless blackberry trellis is not required but may help to keep the plant growing vertical and free up space in your garden. The canes are semi-erect and will grow upwards if given support.
How to Plant Navaho Blackberry
As soon as you receive your plant, you should take it out of the box and give it a good watering. Dig a hole at least double the size of the root ball. Place the blackberry root ball into the planting hole and backfill with native or amended soil like our Fruit Tree Planting Mix or Acidic Potting Soil. Press firmly down to compress the soil and cover the root zone with mulch or organic matter to help retain moisture. Water thoroughly right afterward and for the first year of planting to establish a strong root system.
Annual fertilizer like our Slow Release Fertilizer will help provide the blackberry plants with the nutrients they need to produce loads of sweet fruit!
How to Prune Navaho Blackberry
Navaho blackberries should be pruned annually to increase shield and keep the plant looking neat and clean. After the plant has finished fruiting, cut back the canes that produced fruit that year to ground level. Blackberries only produce fruit on new canes from last year’s growth. During any time of the year, you can prune backcrossed branches or unhealthy-looking branches.
Check out our guide to growing blackberries. Navaho is an extremely pest and disease blackberry variety, as well as high yielding, so it is an excellent choice for home gardeners.
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Once your Navaho Blackberry Bush order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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