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The world’s biggest blackberry — up to 3" long! This thorny variety blooms earlier and longer than others. Fruit is large enough to make fresh cobbler with just a few. Also great for juice or wine. Summer-bearing floricane. Early season. Ripens in early June. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #9861 or other patents.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 6.8
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4-5' tall x 3-4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3-4' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination Requirements

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blackberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

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We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location. That's why we only ship living products during certain times of the year. Order now and your credit card won't be charged until your climate is suitable for planting success and your order is shipped.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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My Dad wants to try and grow some. He is 82 years old and has been the Greatest Dad any child or man could have wished for. I also love him very much!
Tim B on Feb 6, 2016
My Dad wants to try and grow some. He is 82 years old and has been the Greatest Dad any child or man could have wished for. I also love him very much!
Tim B on Feb 6, 2016
I planted 6 Kiowa blackberry plants in 2014.They produce lots of large berries,however they are bitter tasting and have large cores. Is this unusal?
Cisco on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You may need to test your soil for a nutrient deficiency. Certain additives, like epsom salt, are said to help sweeten fruit. Sunlight also improves fruit quality, so your blackberry plants should be growing in full sun and be pruned lightly to keep them from becoming overgrown, which can block light. Blackberries get better as the plants mature. Be sure you are harvesting fruit when it is ripe (fully dark) and when it comes away from the plant easily.
How many lbs. will a mature Kiowa plant produce?
A shopper on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry! The typical yield for a blackberry is 1 quart per plant.

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