Easy-to-harvest, plump, pluckable berries!

You’ll enjoy easy maintenance and harvesting from these upright, thornless blackberry plants. The erect, thornless canes makes the Ouachita a favorite for edible landscaping in more suburban and urban spaces, as well as a great choice for homesteads and u-pick farms.

The Ouachita thornless blackberries bear high yields of medium-size fruit with excellent eating quality. Enjoy them fresh, frozen, or baked into pies!

How to Grow Ouachita Blackberries

With relatively low maintenance, this variety is disease-resistant to rosette disease. This blackberry plant is heat-tolerant, and grows well in the south. This variety has also been successfully grown in many U.S. regions, such as in western, mid-western, and north-eastern states.

It is a summer-bearing floricane, with fruit ripening mid-season in June, before Navaho blackberries. Fruiting extends for about 5 weeks! Ouachita is self-pollinating and easy to grow. Your family will enjoy having homegrown fruit for years to come!

This is an award-winning sweet, thornless blackberry bred by the University of Arkansas.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest 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 - 9

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 5 - 9
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!

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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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