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Bushel and Berry™ Baby Cakes™ Blackberry

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Description

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Thornless and easy to grow! Enjoy large, sweet berries from compact, upright plants. Decorative and edible, this dwarf blackberry plant will even liven up your patio or entryway. Grows well in containers! Fall-bearing (everbearing) primocane with a summer crop. Floricane berries ripen in July. Primocane berries ripen in September through frost. Self-pollinating. May be covered by patent (U.S.P.P. application filed). APF-236T cultivar

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid Summer
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.5
Taste Sweet, Juicy
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 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 3 - 4' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

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

Recommended Pollinators

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

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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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Was looking for a shorter plant...this one caps at 4ft.
Samantha M on May 15, 2017
I love blackberries and these were available for my zone 4
Sarah R on Mar 25, 2017
Was looking for a shorter plant...this one caps at 4ft.
Samantha M on May 15, 2017
We love blackberries and being able to have them in planters will allow me to get them the proper light for growth
Trudy J on Apr 24, 2017
I love blackberries and these were available for my zone 4
Sarah R on Mar 25, 2017
Compact size, I hope to grow it on my patio
Dennis Staff on Mar 6, 2017
We love blackberries and being able to have them in planters will allow me to get them the proper light for growth
Trudy J on Apr 24, 2017
Compact size, I hope to grow it on my patio
Dennis Staff on Mar 6, 2017
Can you grow bushel and berry blackberry near raspberries?
Sharon L on Mar 17, 2017
How do you winter them in containers so they don't freeze out? I like the idea of using planters to contain them.
Pamela B on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In cold climates (Zone 5), you can keep the container in an unheated garage or shed after fall leaf drop. Keep the plant watered - sparingly - over the winter, about once every 6 weeks. In spring, you can return the container to the outdoors, when temperatures consistently stay above 25??F. Make sure your plant is getting full sun.

In climate zones where you experience freeze/thaw cycles, store plants on a protected porch. Where freezing is not a concern, plants can remain outdoors in containers and enjoyed year round.
The 2-gallon plant comes staked to a bamboo teepee. Do we remove this or does it continue to require staking?
Lydia B on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a naturally dwarf bush-type plant that does not require staking.
Will these produce runners/suckers?
Melinda on Apr 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this variety (like most blackberries) will sucker from the crown and roots.
can these be planted in the ground?
justme507 on Feb 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you live in hardiness zones 4-8. If you live in a colder zone, you would be better off planting it in a container that you can move to an unheated garage or shed over the winter months.
What size planter is needed to grow this in a container?
Careg L on Feb 2, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: They will arrive in a quart-size pot. Start off by transplanting this to a 2-5 gallon container, and then when the plant outgrows that, you can "pot up" to a 16-20" container.

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Growing well.
Arrived too early and we had winter storm Stella and some more very cold weather.Some of the leaves died so I pinched them off. Now I see that it is starting to grow well. It came as a small plant so I will wait to see if it thrives. Since it survived some adverse conditions I've given it three stars for stamina.
May 6, 2017
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10 months ago