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Bare Root Berries
How To Choose A Blackberry
Consider your climate, your soil, the location of the plants and your tolerance for thorns! Some of the tastiest and most prolific berries have thorns. Decide which varieties best suit your needs.
Blackberries flourish in full sun in most climates and they prefer rich, moist soil and generous fertilization. Drip irrigation is recommended as the leaves will stay dry and the plants are less likely to get rust, a fungal disease. The trailing canes need major support, typically a fence, and the more upright varieties such as Apache and Navajo also do better with some support. Allow the plants to grow naturally the first year and then train them on the supports the second year. The trailing varieties can be tied or woven along the supports. After producing berries, the fruiting canes should be cut to the ground.
Blackberry, Apache Thornless
Very large, high quality blackberry on upright growing, thornless stems. Glossy black, conical shaped fruit ripens mid to late June. Highly productive and resistant to anthracnose. Zones 5-9.
Blackberry, Black Satin Thornless ON SALE!
Blackberry with medium to large black fruit with honey sweet flavor. Vigorous grower with semi-erect, thornless, heavy yielding canes. Rarely suckers, very disease resistant. Requires summer heat to fully ripen. Ripens in July. Cold hardy to USDA zone 5.
High yielding blackberry variety produces large, high quality fruit on vigorous, erect canes. Fruit is long, cylindrical and slightly flattened in shape and very attractive with a glossy black finish. Resistant to anthracnose. Cold hardy to USDA zone 5.
Large, attractive, glossy black fruit. Fruit is firm, "blockish" and oblong in shape. Black berries are produced throughout the harvest season on thorned canes. Orange rust resistant. Moderately resistant to anthracnose. Asexual reproduction of this blackberry plant without license is prohibited.
Blackberry, Loch Ness Thornless
Large, firm, conical glossy black berries with excellent flavor. Heavy crops produced on semi-erect canes. Very winter hardy. Zones 5 to 9. Ripens from late June into August.
Blackberry, Natchez Thornless
Large, high quality blackberry produced on thornless erect to semi-erect canes. Stores and handles very well. Early ripening. Cold hardy to USDA zone 6.
Blackberry, Navajo Thornless
Medium sized fruit with superior quality and a flavor that is less tart than other thornless cultivars. The first fully erect and self supporitng thornless blackberry. Ripens June through July. Cold hardy to 13 degrees F. Best in warm summer areas. Pat. No. 6679.
Blackberry, Olallie ON SALE!
Large, shiny, firm black fruit. Sweet, less tart than blackberries; will sweeten even in cool coastal climates. Vigorous grower, very productive. Commercial variety in California. Ripens in June.
Blackberry, Rosborough NEW FOR 2019!
Semi-sweet fruit with very little acid taste. Erect canes with semi-lateral runners. Very hardy, withstands moderately dry weather. Ripens in June.
Gooseberry, Black Velvet
Award winning variety that produces excellent large sweet fruit. Outstanding flavor when vine-ripened. Vigorous shrub is very disease resistant. Extremely cold hardy. Zones 3 to 8. Potted.
Large, oval, light green berries turn rosy pink when fully ripe. The fruit is soft, juicy and high in sugar, with rich pink flesh. Makes excellent pies and preserves. Bush is moderately vigorous and productive. It is an upright grower with ornamental, glossy, dark green leaves; practically thornless. Mildew resistant. Thrives in partial shade where summers are hot; drought tolerant. Leaves turn purple in fall. Hardy in Zones 3-9.
Thought to be a wild cross between a red raspberry and a blackberry. Soft, medium to large, lavender-red berry does not darken while ripening. Unique tart or sour flavor because of high acidity. Loganberries are highly prized for pies, juice, canning and wine making. Thornless canes with average yield; very drought tolerant. Needs cold winter to set well. Hardiness similar to Boysenberry. Ripens in June.
Extra large red raspberries up to an inch and a half long. Fine flavor, excellent for all uses. Hardy to 0 degrees F, but does well in warmest climates of the USA. Large crop in June and a smaller one in autumn. Propagated by tissue culture to ensure varietal integrity. Patent No. 4732. Potted.
Raspberry, Fall Gold
Everbearing. Golden raspberries are very sweet, large to very large, conical, soft, juicy and non-crumbling. Excellent for fresh eating and processing. Adaptable to a wide variety of soils. Highly recommended for upper south and mountain areas; not recommended for extreme northern areas. Plant is vigorous and winter hardy to zone 4. Ripens in July and September in warmer areas and late spring and July/August until hard frost in cooler areas.
Raspberry, Heritage Red
Everbearing. Very large, firm berry; popular commercial raspberry variety. Bears excellent quality moderate early July crop and heavy crop of medium quality early September fruit. Vigorous, hardy canes are erect and need no staking or tying. Most popular fall variety nationwide; very adaptable.
Raspberry, Latham Red
Large, medium red color. Delicious flavor, heavy producer. Good raspberry for cold climates, avoid humid summers. Ripens June to July.