How to Plant Blackberries

Blackberry plants are a rewarding way to turn your yard into an edible landscape. Learn how easy it is to plant blackberries and what you need for success.

Blackberry plants at Stark Bro's are available in "Jumbo-3" and "Jumbo-6" packs, containing three or six plants of one variety, respectively. These plants each have a dense root system, which promotes healthy, vigorous growth after planting and during the growing season. Blackberry plants are some of the most rewarding additions to an edible landscape and garden. There are no challenging tricks to planting blackberry plants and they tend to establish quickly and easily – and that translates to faster fruit production!

When planting blackberry plants, you will need:

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6-pack Blackberry Plants


  • Dig your planting holes at least 3 feet apart to allow for the mature spread of each blackberry plant.
  • Remove the blackberry plant from its pot and loosen the roots and soil for planting
  • Place the blackberry plant in the pre-dug planting hole and refill the soil around the roots
    • Note: the potted soil level can be used as a guide for how deep to plant your blackberry plants in the ground
  • Use your hands to tamp the soil around the roots once the blackberry is planted to remove air pockets
  • Thoroughly water the newly planted blackberry plants

Note for planting in hot (80s and higher) or cold (below 50s) weather: Since our blackberry plants are grown in our greenhouses, they may arrive with tender green growth which is not accustomed to intense sun, high heat, freezing weather, or frost. If your area is experiencing extreme weather or temporary high-heat or frost when your blackberry plants arrive, then you can delay planting for several days until more favorable weather appears.

Before you plant, we highly encourage acclimating the blackberry plants to their new home with you outdoors. Acclimation is a big step toward success for establishing new blackberry plants during the growing season and into late fall and winter. Read about acclimating new plants and trees:

Find out more about which blackberry plants to trellis: