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Navaho Blackberry Bush
Huge, Juicy Berries to Finish the Season!
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Navaho Blackberry Bush

Pack of 3
Item # 48009-PK-3
$19.95
Buy 3+ at $16.95 ea
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Cold hardy to -9 degrees F, yet thrives all the way to zone 10!

Thornless shrubs simplify picking!
What a delectable way to end the summer -- with a huge, juicy-sweet crop of Blackberries from thornless bushes that let you harvest all you want without drawing blood! Navaho is a very hardy, heavy producer you will come to rely on for a feast of scrumptious fruit!

The berries are glossy, borne in large clusters, and colored a deep blue to black. Delicious right off the bush, they are also excellent for cooking and for jellies and jams. Few treats compare to the pleasure of picking your own breakfast right from the patio or backyard!

Navaho reaches 4 to 5 feet high and 3 to 4 feet wide, and is hardy to -9 degrees F in the north, right into zone 10 in the south and west! A sun-lover that's very easy to grow, Navaho is a terrific garden performer! Zones 6-10.

Genus Rubus
Species hybrid
Variety Navaho
Item Form Pack of 3
Zone 6 - 10
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Edible
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Restrictions Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico

The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!

It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.

And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.

The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.

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.