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Apache Rubus Blackberry Shrub
Widely Adapted and Very Easy to Grow

Apache Rubus Blackberry Shrub

Item # 32894
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Tops for Huge Yields of Delectable Late-season Berries!

Thornless and so generous with fruit!
Plant Patent 11,865

'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.

Genus Rubus
Species x
Variety 'Apache'
PPAF 11,865
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Season Late Spring
Habit Upright
Plant Height 6 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Pink, White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cuisine, Hedge
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

How many years before fruiting plants bear their first crop?

For fruiting plants such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, fig, honeyberry, cranberry, and grape, it takes 2 years to bear the first crop. That does not mean you may not get some fruit before then. Depending on the size and maturity of the plant shipped, you may get at least a few pieces of fruit or a small quantity produced the first year. But, by the second year, you should have your first real crop of fruit to enjoy and fruit production will increase every year thereafter.