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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, Black Satin Thornless
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.
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.
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, Triple Crown Thornless
Named for its three crowning attributes: flavor, productivity and vigor. High yields begin with first harvest from mid July to mid August. Semi-erect thornless canes can grow 12-15 feet long and bear large, firm, tasty berries. Winter hardy to USDA Zone 5.
Gooseberry, Pixwell ON SALE!
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.
Compact clusters of large to very large glossy black berries of very high quality. Firm and juicy with rich flavor. Extremely vigorous and productive. Most disease resistant of all black raspberries. Cold hardy to zone 4. Potted.
Raspberry, Latham Red
Large, medium red color. Delicious flavor, heavy producer. Good raspberry for cold climates, avoid humid summers. Ripens June to July.
Raspberry, September Red
Everbearing. Medium size, tart, rosy-red raspberry of good quality. Vigorous, hardy, productive plants. Mosaic resistant. Good for cold climates with cool summers. Bears light crop in June and heavy crop in September.