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Prime-Ark® Blackberry Plant Collection

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Includes two primocane blackberry plant varieties — Prime-Ark® 45 and Prime-Ark® Freedom.

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3 (Jumbo) Cell Pack

$35.99
  • 4 or more: $32.99 each
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6 (Jumbo) Cell Pack

$54.99
  • 4 or more: $49.99 each
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Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 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.

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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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Upright canes, newer varieties
Dave C on Apr 22, 2016
I love blackberries and purchased 3 plants last year that produced berries.
Emil N on Feb 29, 2016
Upright canes, newer varieties
Dave C on Apr 22, 2016
Like disease resistance, cold hardy features. Would prefer thornless, but thought I would compare results of thornless vs varieties with thorns.
Barbara D on Mar 14, 2016
I love blackberries and purchased 3 plants last year that produced berries.
Emil N on Feb 29, 2016
To fill out some bare spots in my blackberry patch and to add variety.
T G on Feb 18, 2016
There is nothing better than watching the faces of your grandkids as they pick and eat fresh blackberries.
David B on Feb 18, 2016
Like disease resistance, cold hardy features. Would prefer thornless, but thought I would compare results of thornless vs varieties with thorns.
Barbara D on Mar 14, 2016
To fill out some bare spots in my blackberry patch and to add variety.
T G on Feb 18, 2016
Hi there! I am assuming these are also thornless? It is not indicated in the description. Thanks
Tommy T on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There are two types included...one is thornless but the other is not (so 3 of 6 without thorns)...the yields were low on the first-year canes so we'll see what happens this spring. The deer have enjoyed them too so we'll see! I may end up planting blueberries instead.
What does Prime Ark mean?
Doug K on Feb 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's a primocane blackberry that was developed at the University of Arkansas - "Prime-Ark."
Does this plant have thorns? I am looking foe good cold tolerance up to 5 with thorns.
Paula V on Dec 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. Prime-Ark Freedom is thornless.
How big are the roots on the plants?
Kennneth on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Roots are well developed and the plants were high quality.

Customer Reviews

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I planted them a year ago. They all survived the first winter. I planted 24 plants. So far this spring the majority of them are growing very well. A few are small but alive. I hope to have lots of berries next year because the berries come on one year old stems. E- mail me next year to see how many berries I get!
June 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Nice to try both
Im in WI Zone 4. Prime ark 45 did much better than freedom. I had 6 of each but the ark 45 are over my 6'fence. Definately going to order more since the others didnt make it. Not all Starks fault. Think my puppy got to a couple.
November 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Prime Ark Blackberry Collection
Great collection, looks like they will do really good this year if I can keep the deer off of the prime ark freedom. Looking forward to a lot of cobblers. Plan to order more.
May 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
I love my plants!
They are beautiful plants and seem very hardy so far. I'm excited to watch them grow!
May 19, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Best Blackberry
I have tried to raise several types of blackberrys in south alabama. I can say with with much praise that the Prime Ark BlackBerry is the best I have ever tried. It is a very productive plant and makes a large bush. I cannot praise this BlackBerry enough.
August 13, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Good plants, bad weather.
One of the plants died within the first month of planting, however, the remaining two have done wonderfully. They're now struggling with the long-term wet weather we're having even though I ensured good drainage. Monsoon rains in Oklahoma! Who'd have guessed?!
May 20, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
GREAT PLANTS
The plants we received were amazing. Unfortunately, only 3 of the 6 survived our winter in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Too bad - we took all the necessary precautions and still no luck.
August 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Prime Ark
They seem to be doing Ok. Just disappointed that after I bought and planted that they are no longer compatible for my hardness range.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Prime Ark Blackberry Collectiion
The blackberries are very large and delicious. The plants were beautiful when they arrived. However, only 3 of the 6 seem to have survived the winter. I'm not sure if this is normal.
May 15, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Primo canes
Lot's of bloom poor fruit set. Especially the Prime -Ark Freedom which is a more vigorous plant than Prime-Ark 45.
May 19, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago