Tops for Huge Yields of Delectable Late-season Berries!
'Apache' is a premier name in blackberries, and whether you've grown this fruit before or are a novice, you'll find it low maintenance, dependable, and simply delicious. Developed by the University of Arkansas from the old favorite 'Navaho,' this late-ripening variety sets larger fruit in tremendous quantities on thornless, erect plants that adapt to a wide range of climates. Who could ask for anything more?
Reaching 6 feet high and about 2 to 3 feet wide, this shrub quickly establishes in the sunny garden, setting white to pale pink flowers in late spring, followed by extra-large, glossy dark purple to black fruits. Because it flowers and fruits late, it misses many of the late frosts that damage earlier varieties. And the yields are simply tremendous!
'Apache' is thornless as well, which simplifies harvesting. The conical fruit is firm yet juicy, holding well and absolutely delicious whether eaten fresh, canned, or frozen. You will love this ultra-reliable, high-performing blackberry! Zones 5-8.
|Zone||5 - 8|
|Bloom Season||Late Spring|
|Plant Height||6 ft|
|Plant Width||24 in - 3 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Free Bloomer, Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing|
|Bloom Color||White, Light Pink|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Cuisine, Hedge|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|