One of the first producers of the season!

Natchez is a semi-erect, thornless variety that produces large, sweet berries each year. The berries store well for extended enjoyment. Natchez Thornless blackberries grow on summer-bearing floricanes that ripen in early June – sooner than most other thornless varieties.

You’ll enjoy large crops of large, oblong, glossy berries. Perfect for eating fresh, baking, and preserves. The thornless nature of these plants make them an excellent choice for home gardens and farms alike.

How to Grow Natchez Thornless Blackberries

This is a self-pollinating plant that has spreading potential. New canes come up from the roots to increase productivity. It is necessary to prune blackberries annually for the best crop. At any time of the year, you can prune crossed or dead branches to encourage new growth. In late winter, prune back last year’s fruiting canes.

Natchez Blackberry thrives in a variety of conditions. For best results, plant in full sun and well-draining soil. The Natchez thornless variety is drought tolerant and loves the hot heat of the South but is very tolerant to colder weather too!

This variety is brought to you by the USDA and the University of Arkansas. May be covered by USPP #20891 or other patents. (A-2241 cultivar.)

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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

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.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


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.

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