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Bushel and Berry 'Baby Cakes' Blackberry
Finally, a well-behaved dwarf blackberry bush that anyone, with any amount of space, can grow. No trellis is needed and this one is thornless and self-pollinating. That means safe picking and you need only one plant to produce fruit. Get all the details and planting and care instructions below.

Bushel and Berry 'Baby Cakes' Blackberry

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Bushel and Berry 'Baby Cakes' Blackberry
Rubus x 'Baby Cakes' PP 27,032

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-8b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

Finally, a well-behaved dwarf blackberry bush that anyone, with any amount of space, can grow. No trellis is needed and this one is thornless and self-pollinating. That means safe picking and you need only one plant to produce fruit. All you need is a medium size pot, planter or other container with a diameter of 14 inches or more, and some potting soil (more on that below), and you'll will be picking and eating fresh sweet blackberries summer and fall. The compact plants produce loads of pretty white flowers in late spring to early summer which are followed by an abundance of large, deliciously-sweet berries in summer and fall. If you have kids or grandkids they'll learn the joy of harvesting and eating homegrown organic fruit from these easy-picking thornless plants!




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing in a rounded bush to only 3 to 4 feet tall and wide that does not require staking, the Baby Cakes Blackberry is perfect for growing in pots, planters and other containers which can be situated on sunny patios, decks, balconies and other outdoor living spaces. It can also be grown in the ground as an accent, in groupings, or as a low hedge in landscape borders or the fruit or vegetable garden. 




Cultural Preferences

Baby Cakes Blueberry 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 part shade to shade, which is something no other common fruit plants will do. 


Soil Preference When Growing In The Ground

When growing in the ground, blackberry plants grow and produce the best fruit in well-drained but moist fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. That said, they 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 (50% ratio to the native soil) to condition the soil and add beneficial nutrients and bacteria plants need to grow healthy.  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, which can be problematic. 


Soil Preference For Growing In Pots

When growing blackberries in pots make sure to choose a container with a drainage hole(s) and use a well-draining potting soil or potting mix, or a 50/50 combination thereof, to fill the pot to one-inch below the rim. The goal is to use a soil or soil mix that holds moisture evenly but that also drains well. Since nutrients are leached more quickly from soil in pots than they are in the ground, we also suggest mixing in some composted organic matter, such as composted manure or peat, to your soil mixture. It's not a bad idea to mulch with organic compost as well.  

Note:  Avoid the use of native soil from the ground as this type of soil typically holds way too much moisture in containers.




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-8b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Fruit Bush
Height at Maturity:  3-4'
Width at Maturity:  3-4'
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color:  White
Foliage Color:  Green
Thornless:  Yes
Fruit Color:  Black, Blue
Fruit Size:  Medium to Large (7-8 grams)
Fruit Taste: Very sweet, excellent flavor!
Soluble Sugar:  9-10%
Ripening Period:  Early to Late Season depending on region
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



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