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A unique flavor that has garnered rave reviews! This productive plant yields berries that offer a tasty blend of sweetness and tartness. The fruit is borne uniformly, so it is easy to pick. Thornless semi-erect canes may need support under heavy fruit load. Summer-bearing floricane. Late season. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in early August. Self-pollinating.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early August
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

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 compatability range of this variety before ordering.

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 5 - 6' apart to ensure room for growth.


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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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
The most delicious blackberry I have ever eaten!
Allison P on Aug 9, 2019
It is thornless and ripens in August after my other berries.
Russell L on May 27, 2019
The most delicious blackberry I have ever eaten!
Allison P on Aug 9, 2019
I???ve grown these and they taste great!
NEDA S on Jul 29, 2019
It is thornless and ripens in August after my other berries.
Russell L on May 27, 2019
have 1 plant needed more
GARY H on Apr 28, 2019
thornless and big berries
kenneth e on Apr 20, 2019
Flavor, size and suitability for Plant Hardiness Zone 6b
David B on Apr 19, 2019
We have one and know it does well in the Norther Nevada area.
Kimberly R on Apr 12, 2019
Best for my growing area in south central Missouri
Christina R B on Mar 25, 2019
The number of reviews, it is thornless, and it grows in my area.
Francisco G on Feb 15, 2019
Need to add to my patch ! SO sweet and delicious !!!
MARY B on Jan 18, 2019
Looking forward to not having to deal with thorns
lisa b on Oct 22, 2018
the reviews sounded good.
Diane P on Sep 25, 2018
Great thornless berries for baking and jelly.
Charles P on Jul 9, 2018
We have grown these for years with great results.We recently moved and are starting over with more of the same.
Barbara S on Mar 4, 2018
Had great success in central trying in southern TN!
David G on Apr 13, 2017
Grew up w/ Blackberries and would love to have my kids pick them off the vine.
Timothy Y on Mar 28, 2017
Heat resistant
Susan J on Feb 27, 2017
I wanted another thornless variety with great flavor.
Sheri V on Jan 26, 2017
My brother-in-law has triple crown thornless blackberries and loves them.
Woodman on Oct 2, 2016
Grew them in CO loved them and wanted them again at the new house.
Diana A on Sep 8, 2016
Someone gave me this variety; i've loved eating the delicious fruit without being poked by thorns and decided to buy another.
Annie K on Aug 24, 2016
Thornless and self pollinating
paulene m on Jun 15, 2016
Thornless, and reviews on this variety state that it has a great flavor.
Meghan L. on May 31, 2016
They are good producers, and I want to start a new bed with them.
Bryan P on May 23, 2016
I want a late-bearing thornless blackberry since the farm where we usually u-pick harvests in July. Our own blackberry will ripen in August and we'll enjoy the last sweet taste of summer!
Kristen M on May 4, 2016
Thornless, my zone & Stark Bro's reputation!!!
DEBORA V on Apr 10, 2016
I have Blackberry plants with thorns.. I would like enjoy harvesting the berries a little more without the pain of the thorns
Christina L on Mar 21, 2016
I love these. They are thornless and gave me plenty of berries.
Alice F on Mar 8, 2016
I???ve grown these and they taste great!
NEDA S on Jul 29, 2019
have 1 plant needed more
GARY H on Apr 28, 2019
How large are these plants?
Gillian L on May 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Our Jumbo Cell Pack plants will be shipped at 4-6" tall, while the gallon-size container plants will be approximately 12" tall.
Do they creep if planted in the ground?
TROY N on Mar 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This variety sends out lateral branches along the ground. They should be pruned back to 12 inches and they will then run and produce new growth. All varieties of blackberries should be trained to a fence or posts with plenty of air within the leaves. By pruning the laterals to 12 inches you will have a better harvest. Let me explain a bit more. The laterals to be pruned to 12 inches should be the first year. If you have second year vines 4 feet or longer you need to stake these or train to a fence. I use plant Velcro ties to do this. Do not prune huge lengths off your second year vines or you will end up with less harvest. Triple Crown Thornless will stay at ground level, creep and start new rooted shoots if not trained to be upright. Some plants can get as long as 16 feet so you need a lot of space to grow the lateral branches at ground level.
Can the Triple Crown Blackberry variety be container grown?
Stephen S on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry can be grown in a container. A container that is 5 gallons are larger. Since blackberry plant's roots spread out instead of down a shallow container can be used.
The plant will need about 10 inches of potting soil or soil less mix.The container will need holes
in the bottom for drainage. The blackberry vine will need some type of support.

The blackberry will need pruning and training. It may outgrow the container so divide the plant the plant during the winter when it is dormant.
My wife and I are having difficulty with several of these purchased over the last several years not producing fruit. The canes are long, strongly, and a nice color with full, dark green leaves coming out at the ends. But, they produce either shriveled, dry small berries or none at all. What we don't understand is how the canes can be so healthy (they are getting a full dose of Texas summer sun), but not result in any harvest. Any suggestions?
Tim S on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You mentioned, "The canes are long, strongly, and a nice color with full, dark green leaves coming out at the ends." This variety is an aggressive grower, and will produce canes several feet long if allowed. For the best quality and fruit production, I have found that after the first year of new growth if I top the canes at 4 feet high in the fall, and prune back the lateral shoots to about 18", come spring they will be loaded with berries. I believe you will get better results if you reign them in a bit. Or, you can let the side shoots grow all summer and cover with dirt every few feet and over-winter them. By spring, the dirt covered spots will have developed roots which you can cut away from the main stem and multiply your blackberry plants! Best of both worlds. Don't be afraid to reign them in with some aggressive pruning.
I had a lot of new starters from ends of my berries, will they still produce this year after I cut the ends to plant the starters?
mary c on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Blackberries produce on second year canes. You can plant the new canes this year and they should produce berries next year.
do you need to cover new black berry plants for winter ?
Marvin R on Aug 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I live in the middle of Montana where winters can vary greatly from large amounts of snow to next to none and from severe cold to mild temperatures. My blackberries are mulched year around, and they are thriving.
I bought Triple Crown 2 years ago and the vegetative growth has been tremendous. We enjoyed some tasty sweet blackberries after the first year. I was looking forward to this year since the vines were so huge. We had a lot of berries, however the taste was bitter. We are located in MA and we experienced very low levels of rainfall so perhaps that impacted the flavor. These were not irrigated. I read that perhaps the soil pH is too low as well (mine is around 5-6). Does anyone have any advice on what I can do next season?
MattJ on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We also had a very dry summer here in Stonington, CT and not that it helps much, like yours, my berry production was way down. My drip lines do not extend to my berries (red, yellow and black raspberries, Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry and wild raspberries). I was too late in noticing that the druplets were not filling out and the canes were small and weaker than normal. Berries were weak looking and tasting. I would not say bitter so this may not address your problem. The triple crowns were just very slow too mature and much fewer in number. A wives tale says add cow manure for the best tasting berries but I just use 1lb of Nitrogen per 100 ft of berries (thats 2.2 lbs of 45-0-0 urea specifically) after the berries set.
BTW I recommend "The Berry Grower's Companion" by Barbara Bowling.
Sorry, no easy answer. Oddly, irrigated blueberries produced record crops of perfect berries.
Is it O.K. to put grass clippings around blackberry canes?
Doug K on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's not recommended after the first year and first year mulch should be weed frre like clean straw mulch. Worry is for development of Phytophthora root rot associated with grass mulch on heavy soils (clayey vs. organic). If this shows its the end of your plants so better safe is the idea here. Growing grass between rows is commonly done however. ref. Berry grower's companion by B. Bowling.
What is a good separation distance for multiple berry plants?
Richard H on May 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Blackberry plants should be space 5-6' apart.
What is the difference in the gallon pot to the jumbo pack?
Stacy G on Mar 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A Jumbo Cell Pack is a bigger version of the divided 6-packs in which you might have bought annuals or vegetable plants in at a garden center. These one-year-old plants are new starts - about 4-6" tall - and will grow rapidly during the next growing season.
Do these have to be covered in zone5 winter? And, how do you cover them?
Nmarie on Sep 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We would recommend it to protect the roots. Here is a very good article about how to winterize your plants and fruit trees: //
What is another thornless variety that is a good pollinator for this variety??
Chris on May 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Any of the varieties on this page will work: ://
I ordered 8 of these plants. Thought they were a bush but appears to be crawling on the ground which makes me think they are a vine. Do i need to put up a trellis for them to grow up?
terri b on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This variety is not a natural bush-type variety, like the Bushel & Berry plants. Proper pruning turns them into something closer than a bush, and though the canes are semi-erect, they bear so much fruit that supporting the canes with a trellis is a good idea. This is a very good book about growing berries ... if you're a novice, it will save you a lot of trouble and give you great crops: //
Is a second blackberry plant of the same variety a pollinating partner or does a pollinating partner need to be of a different variety?
Nathan on Jun 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It needs to be of a different variety.
what does semi-trailing growth habit mean ? thanks, vaughn
vaughn on Jun 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Different blackberry varieties have different growth habits: Erect canes will stand up on their own without support. Semi-trailing and Trailing varieties' canes do not remain upright as they grow. The canes of this variety have more of an arching growth habit that may require support to keep the canes and future fruit off the ground.

Customer Reviews

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Taste is GREAT!
I love these berries. I am in Eastern Washington, and they are hardy, easy to grow, beautiful and bushy, and taste fabulous! This was our first harvest year (3rd year in the ground), and we couldn't get enough of them. For East. WA, they ripen in late July with the main harvest in the first 2 weeks of August. Best for picking and eating when the berry is somewhat softer and comes off/falls off easily when you pull on it. If you have to tug to get it off the stem, let it sit a few more days. They are worth the wait! These thornless plants are especially good for parents with small children and for people who want "edible yards."
August 20, 2016
Super Great Flavor!
We are in the third growing season, so getting our first real crop from these plants. We purchased two to plant in our patch with other varieties. WOW!! Size, yield and flavor (triple crown) are all phenomenal, but especially the flavor!! Our other varieties are tart, these, if allowed to totally ripen on the vine are sugar sweet! The whole patch will be replaced with these over the next couple of years.
August 22, 2016
Fantastic Berries!
These berry bushes are vigorous growers and have done well for us. The third season after planting they produced a nice amount of berries. The berries are the size of your thumb and make excellent juice for jelly making! Entering our local fair, the berries won 1st place and also won 1st place with blackberry jelly! That's a "Double Blue Ribbon"! I'm looking forward to picking loads more of these berries this summer and highly recommend this blackberry.
February 23, 2017
Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry
It is certainly way too early to write a review of how I like the Blackberries as I received them late last fall and immediately planted them. I would like to comment on the packaging as the plants came well watered and protected by both plastic and cardboard inside the sturdy sealed mailing bag. They appeared to be very healthy growing plants, unlike items I've received from other nurseries. I've recently checked on them and they appear to have survived the winter and are ready for spring. Hoping to use them to make wine when they start producing berries!
February 25, 2016
over 3 years ago
Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry
The size, quality and quantity of the berries were outstanding compared to other varieties. They took root easily after transplanting.
May 22, 2016
over 4 years ago
Easy to grow, good production.
Performance of these plants has been excellent. All the plants that I purchased have done well with great fruit production.
May 17, 2016
over 4 years ago
Success with Triple Crown Blackberries
Highly recommend these berry plants. We have planted 18 plants and have excellent success. This year 2017, they came in to their own and produced an unbelievable harvest of large, succulent berries. The harvest filled our freezer and even thawed, they are sweet and delicious.
November 2, 2017
over 3 years ago
Impressive growth
After a year of quick growth, I was pleasantly surprised at how many clusters of blossoms appeared! I would recommend to someone wanting to purchase this to have a proper trellis ready because the vines get very long on the ground. The last thing you want to do is accidently step on them!
June 1, 2017
over 3 years ago
Good tasting, hardy, easy-care
I put my plants in under less than optimal conditions and this has been a difficult weather year. Nonetheless, they are thriving and have produced a handful of berries with good flavor and texture. I'd recommend these to anyone who wants a nice berry crop with minimal effort.
September 12, 2016
over 4 years ago
So far so good
So far they are doing great. Easy to grow and take care of. Healthy plants. They are blooming right now in this area and are full of blooms so I expect there will be several berries. There have been a few berries set on but I can't tell anything of the size or flavor until they are ripe. I have no complaints at all right now and if they produce as expected I am sure I will be extremely happy with them.
May 23, 2016
over 4 years ago