1. Home
  2. PLANTS & TREES
  3. FRUIT TREES & PLANTS
  4. Berry Plants
  5. Thornless Blackberry Plants
  6. Arapaho Thornless Blackberry
Arapaho Thornless Blackberry
Arapaho is a superb, thornless blackberry that was released in 1993 from the University of Arkansas. More details below!

Arapaho Thornless Blackberry

1 Review(s) WRITE A REVIEW
FREE SHIPPING
Always Free Shipping From Wilson Bros Gardens!
Product Number: 331
Availability: IN STOCK
SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS: Does Not Ship to AK, CA, HI
* All Orders Ship Within 2-7 Working Days Unless Otherwise Requested In Order Comments

Choose a Size and Quantity and Then Add to Cart

*

Arapaho Thornless Blackberry
Rubus 'Arapaho'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

Arapaho is a superb, thornless blackberry that was released in 1993 from the University of Arkansas (U.S. Plant Patent 8510). It is a hardy, disease resistant variety that produces very nice, sweet berries with small seeds, on erect, thornless canes. It is one of the earliest to ripen of the Arkansas thornless varieties, and has very good post-harvest potential. 

Just as it is one of the earliest ripening, Arapaho is also one of the earliest to flower. For this reason Arapaho does best when it is grown in areas that are a little less prone to having late spring frosts. This lessens the risk of freeze damage to the developing flowers/fruit, which can seriously undermine, or even altogether debilitate, the overall quality of the berry crop. 

Arapaho is an excellent variety for growing in the southern U.S., and especially the deeper southern region(s). It quickly establishes a solid fruiting hedge, and with its erect, upright growth habit, Arapaho is great for home gardeners because it does not require the support of a trellis or fence. One thing is for sure - with Arapaho in your garden, nobody will enjoy the bounty of freshly-picked, juicy, sweet blackberries any earlier in the season or sooner than you will!

Arapaho blackberry is a sun-loving, self-pollinating floricane, and has demonstrated good resistance to both Double Bloom-Rosette (DB-R) and Orange Rust diseases.




Cultural Preferences

Arapaho Thornless Blackberry will produce the best and most berries when growing in full sun. However, where space is limited, a blackberry plant will produce good crops even when grown in shade, which is something no other common fruit plants will do. Blackberries will grow reasonably well in most soil types except for very compacted clay or light chalky soil. In these soils it'll be worth your time to mix in lots of organic compost to condition the soil and add beneficial nutrients and bacteria plants need to grow healthy. Blackberries grow and produce the best fruit in well-drained but moist fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. They like the soil to hold a good supply of water, especially when the fruits are developing in summer, but not so much water that the soil stays constantly soggy or wet. 




Helpful Articles

Click on a link below for helpful advice from our experts on planting and caring for blackberry bushes.







Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Deciduous Fruit Bush
Height at Maturity:  4-5'
Width at Maturity:  6-8'
Growth Habit / Form:  Semi-erect
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  White
Foliage Color:  Green
Thornless:  Yes
Fruit Color:  Black
Fruit Size:  Very large! (8-9 grams)
Fruit Taste: Very sweet, excellent flavor!
Soluble Sugar:  9-10%
Ripening Period:  Early Season
Chill Hours:  400-500
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.0 - 7.0
Maintenance / Care:  Low



Plant Long & Prosper!

Questions?  Contact Us!


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought...

Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry
FREE SHIPPING
IN STOCK
(1)
Navaho Thornless Blackberry
FREE SHIPPING
IN STOCK
(1)
Bushel and Berry 'Baby Cakes' Blackberry
FREE SHIPPING
Temporarily Out of Stock. Click button below to get on the Waiting List!
(0)

Products You Might Need With This Item

Hi-Yield Iron Plus Soil Acidifier
FREE SHIPPING
IN STOCK
(0)
Corona 3160 Bypass Pruner 3/4-Inch Cut
FREE SHIPPING
IN STOCK
(1)
LimeLite Pelletized Lime
FREE SHIPPING
IN STOCK
(0)
Hi-Yield Soil Sulfur
FREE SHIPPING
IN STOCK
(1)

Recently Viewed Items