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Natchez Thornless Blackberry

Available Spring 2018

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Description

One of the first producers of the season. This semi-erect, thornless variety produces large, sweet berries each year. Fruit stores well for extended enjoyment. Summer-bearing floricane. Early season. Ripens in early June. Self-pollinating. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #20891 or other patents. (A-2241 cultivar.)

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size 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 6 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 8
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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.

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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Beautiful large sweet berries during times of water stress while other blackberries had little flavor during same production period. Natchez was best performer from major berry grower in terms of fruit quality and flavor during water stress periods,
Scott B on Mar 30, 2017
Neil Sperry recommends this variety
Cassie A on Nov 6, 2016
Beautiful large sweet berries during times of water stress while other blackberries had little flavor during same production period. Natchez was best performer from major berry grower in terms of fruit quality and flavor during water stress periods,
Scott B on Mar 30, 2017
Fresh eating, canning, juice and wine making and pie baking
YVONNE F on Feb 25, 2017
Neil Sperry recommends this variety
Cassie A on Nov 6, 2016
i have these blackberry plants now, and they do well, so i wanted to plant a few more.
LARRY M C on Oct 15, 2016
These are being sent out to my MOM and DAD..
They love Berries and now they will have THEIR very own... Thank you very much for the SUPER friendly service and quick delivery...
PAUL I on May 26, 2016
Wanted thornless blackberries! I have wild blackberries with thorns and they are very good but I feel as if I have been in battle after I have harvested them!
Lois W on Apr 4, 2016
Fresh eating, canning, juice and wine making and pie baking
YVONNE F on Feb 25, 2017
i have these blackberry plants now, and they do well, so i wanted to plant a few more.
LARRY M C on Oct 15, 2016
Will my Natchez thornless blackberry bush produce fruit the first year?
Cori J on Mar 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We ordered, received and planted ours last summer, and so far we haven't had any fruit. We live in Ohio and all of the plants are looking good so far this year. I am expecting to get a small amount of fruit out of them this year. We have a large red raspberry patch (we started with 4 plants and it has multiplied drastically) and we got fruit off of those the year after we planted them, and by the third year I was able to have enough to make jelly.
Thanks
When to prune Natchez blackberry vine if at all?
Duane M on Jun 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can have confidence in knowing that not everyone will prune the exact same way (even the experts). After the canes have produced fruit, you should prune them back to the ground to leave room for the stronger, 1-year-old canes. Some pruning should be done every spring to keep the plants from becoming tangled and to improve their ability to bear. The Natchez is a semi-erect variety and should be tipped or cut back to 3-4??? in midsummer. This forces lateral branches to emerge from buds below this point.

Customer Reviews

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Sweet and Carefree!
First season took 2 years, but well worth the wait. I planted 6 shoots in the clayey soil in southern Louisiana, just north of Lake Ponchartrain and trained them along a fence-line with no irrigation or special soil. I did use slug bait just in case! These varieties are not only beautiful, trainable, high yielding, and sweet when ripe. Not to mention...THORNLESS. Wait until the berries are good and ripe, otherwise they are a bit tart. Hardest part is keeping the birds and lizards off of them!
May 21, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Natchez thornless blackberry review
I would highly recommend Natchez thornless blackberries. i have enjoyed huge blackberries up to 1.5 inches long. My vines have now grown very large. I am using a two-wire trellis - one wire at 3 ft and one at 5 ft. My vines responded very well to a little 10-10-10 fertilizer.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great blackberries
Great flavor, wonderful for jelly, cobblers, or just eating. Prolific bearer. Would highly recommend these berries. This is the 2nd year for our berries and the vines are loaded.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Big and Flavorful
I planted our Natchez back in 2014 and the canes are really loaded this year. The berries are big, tasty, and make a great companion to Apache. The Natchez were ripe about a week before Apache here in my southern Indiana garden.
July 10, 2016
Blackberries
Awesome plants. They are thriving in central Texas.
February 10, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Worth a try
These vines were easy to start. They're fast-growing and produce lots of large, very good berries.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Planted them in an area that had poor drainage and lost half of them.Tbey were very healthy and beautiful when they came in..
May 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Hardy
These took off right after planting them. They are producing a good amount of fruit in the second year.
June 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Natchez Thornless Blackberry
great berries. will be getting a large second harvest . They are coming in very strong with lots of berries on the stems. I am thinking about planting more of this type
May 17, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Berrys
They look Great this will be the first year for berries there is a lot of flowers on the vines
June 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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