Blackberry, Arapaho Rubus spp. 'Arapaho'
Arapaho is the earliest ripening thornless blackberry. Large, colorful red and black berries. Tasty, firm fruit with small seeds great for jams and syrups. Yields vary greatly depending on region but can produce up to 8 to 10 quarts of fruit. Ripens in early to mid June. Self-supporting plant (does not need a trellis). Patented version is known for its disease resistance and ease of picking. Heat tolerant, requires acidic soil (5.5-6.5). You can purchase soil acidifier from any garden center. 1-year-old #1 bareroot bushes, 6" to 12". (zones 4-9)
Note: The "Arapaho" blackberry is self-fertile (does not require another type of blackberry to pollinate). If planting multiple blackberries, space plants 2 to 4 feet apart.Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 4 - 9The Arapaho Blackberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeFruit Trees, Shrubs
Mature HeightThe Arapaho Blackberry grows to be 4' - 6' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Arapaho Blackberry has a spread of about 4' at full maturity.
SunThis blackberry does well in full sun, partial shade.
SoilThe Arapaho Blackberry grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, silty loam, well drained soils.
ShapeThis blackberry has rounded shape.
The Arapaho Blackberry is an erect, thornless blackberry that is also the earliest-ripening. Patented version is known for its disease resistance and ease of picking; plant is self-supporting and does not need a trellis for healthy growth. This blackberry is hardy, heat tolerant and requires acidic soil (5.5-6.5). You can purchase soil acidifier from any garden center.
Arapaho is the earliest ripening, erect, thornless blackberry. Large, colorful glossy red and black fruit. Tasty, firm berry with small seeds good for jams and syrups. Hardy, heat tolerant, needs acidic soil. Ripens in June. (zones 4-9)
Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early summer.
Large, glossy vibrant red and black berries with small seeds; very good flavor. Ripens in early to mid June. Yields vary greatly depending on region but can produce up to 8 to 10 quarts of fruit.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.