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.

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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!

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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Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry are incredibly productive, easy to grow and relatively good pest resistance not to mention how incredible they taste.
Randy G on Apr 7, 2021
replacing some old raspberries with something new.
Deana T on Mar 31, 2021
Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry are incredibly productive, easy to grow and relatively good pest resistance not to mention how incredible they taste.
Randy G on Apr 7, 2021
I had some old berry vines that had died and I've always had good luck with this variety. I'm also preparing some additional space for planting more and felt like this selection would be perfect.
Larry W on Apr 2, 2021
replacing some old raspberries with something new.
Deana T on Mar 31, 2021
Want to grow my own berries. I???ve heard excellent reviews about the triple crown blackberries, hardy and disease resistant.
Ann R on Mar 15, 2021
late ripening
Randy on Mar 7, 2021
One of my husbands favorites
Rebecca B on Mar 5, 2021
Plant ok to my zone. I like blackberry.
Victor M on Mar 4, 2021
I have some from last year. Want to add to them.
Doris J on Feb 23, 2021
My wife loves her Berries
Sharon K on Feb 5, 2021
Can't wait to eat this delicious fruit in a few years - and every year after!
Beth W on Feb 4, 2021
I wanted a blackberry that would thrive in the zone 9. Saw a YouTube video by Edge of Nowhere Farm recommending this type.
Lynda C on Jan 9, 2021
good hardy big berry plant that produces
Thomas S on Dec 16, 2020
Reviews said this variety was a good producer good for jelly. And it was thornless.
Piddler on Dec 6, 2020
Grows in my AZ climate
Stanley O on Oct 21, 2020
Good heavy bearing berry.
STERLING C on Sep 25, 2020
Get close to pollinating partner.
Melvin S on Sep 24, 2020
To make jam and as garnish for salads.
david h on Sep 14, 2020
I have grown this variety before. It grows well for me and has a nice flavor for a thornless variety. Highly recommend.
Sue O on Aug 21, 2020
Have some die on me (my fault) so have to replace them
GUDRUN S on Aug 14, 2020
Great reviews on YouTube.
April G on Aug 11, 2020
Like to try other kinds.
Dennis M on Jul 28, 2020
love blueberries
florida on Jul 27, 2020
Looking for a blackberry that would ripen in August for succession harvesting.
Dorothy C on Jul 25, 2020
Looks like a good value for a solid producer
Roger H on Jul 23, 2020
Exquisite taste: aromatic and sweet with just a hint of tartness to create perfect blackberry flavor. Beautiful, glossy berries. Strong plants take rugged winters (I'm in Montana). No disease issues in 10+ years. Easy to manage canes that are truly thornless. I just ordered more for a bigger patch!
David W on Jul 19, 2020
This is a gift for my grandson who lives in Texas and LOVES blackberries. Because of CoVID, I can't see him for his birthday (July 17), but I would love to have him be able to grow his own berries. Any chance of it being delivered before Aug 21? Thank you!
Diane D on Jun 25, 2020
Had them before
Donna S on Jun 23, 2020
i hope i have a protected place so it can withstand the winter the flavor is great
Larry K on Jun 18, 2020
Need to replenish my blackberry patch.
John M on Jun 18, 2020
I have one now and it really produces. It grows 8' high on arbor. I want another for other side.
JAMES W on Jun 13, 2020
Want to increase my berry patch.
Carolyn V on Jun 9, 2020
Recommended by a friend.
Dale M on Jun 9, 2020
late crop and thornless
Sheryl F on Mar 28, 2020
Helps with pollination.
Leslie C on Feb 6, 2020
Karen R on Jan 25, 2020
I have grown this verity before and liked them
Gaylen E on Jan 13, 2020
Only one that I saw that would grow in hardiness zone 9
Richard V on Dec 7, 2019
these make a very good wine, good balance of acid and sugar. I had planted these before (had to leave them when we moved) and was very pleased with their productivity and flavor. chigger free and thornless blackberries!! YES
william S on Sep 30, 2019
Lindday N on Sep 13, 2019
My climate zone is 8B and these are good up to 9. Other plants that were rated up t 8 did not do very well in the super hot summer we just had.
Brian F on Sep 9, 2019
Grew them before, great taste easy to grow and makes great jam!
LESLIE P on Aug 31, 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
I had some old berry vines that had died and I've always had good luck with this variety. I'm also preparing some additional space for planting more and felt like this selection would be perfect.
Larry W on Apr 2, 2021
Want to grow my own berries. I???ve heard excellent reviews about the triple crown blackberries, hardy and disease resistant.
Ann R on Mar 15, 2021
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.
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.
Can the Triple Crown Blackberry variety be container grown?
Stephen S on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All my blackberries are in 27 gal containers. (I made 27 gal totes into self watering containers with help from online tutorials.) Use a good quality liquid fertilizer every week after they are established. They drink a lot of water.
I tried smaller containers at first - 5 gal buckets and 18 gal totes. The berries quickly outgrew the 5 gal buckets and never did all that well in the 18 gal totes. Now they are doing great, though not quite as well as those in the ground. You will need bird-netting to keep them from eating all your fruit.
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.
I live in Zone 9B when is the best time to plant? Also how long until it would produce fruit?
Kim B on Mar 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Plant in Springtime after all danger of frost is past, which for your zone is nearly year round. These are nursery cutting propagated plants, so they will have tiny root systems, small green leaves, and need to be gently cared for until they grow vines a few feet long. The first year, the plant is just surviving and establishing new roots and leaves. The fruit always sets on last year's new vines, so what you grow new from the ground this year is what will bloom and set fruit next year. Don't expect a lot of fruit your 2nd year since the vines grow to some fraction of their full potential. 3rd fruiting year, or 4th year since planted, is considered by most to be the most prolific harvest for blackberries.

Triple crown is the most vigorous and heavy fruit bearing of all the varieties we planted, and it's really easy to let the vines tip layer new plants, even from first year growth! If I had to pick a single variety to grow from among the dozen or so I've tried, it would be Triple Crown.
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.
Can I plant Triple Crown black berries next to raspberries?
Kevin W on Mar 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes the only planting rule pertains to black raspberries. Do not plant Red, Gold or Purple raspberries within 75-100 feet of Black raspberries. Black raspberries may be more susceptible to viral diseases carried by aphids to and from nearby raspberry plants.
How long will it take to get first harvest?
Lydmila A on Feb 18, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 1-2 years to bear.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I ordered these last summer and the order has been delayed three times, it is February now and still no plants. I understand delays, but why list them today as available? If they are available why not send mine?
Betty H on Feb 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Our dates are always estimations as we rely on the growers to give us the dates in which the product is ready to ship and be transplanted successfully. I am very sorry your order was delayed, however if you look at the product website and to right of the item you see an ETA date currently this shows 2/21 for the first ETA and if your planting time allows this then your order will be shipped at that time. Please feel free to reach out to our customer service to answer any questions regarding your order at 800-325-4180

. Have a great day!
Can I plant in October?
Philip Z on Oct 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees:
1) when the ground is not frozen.
2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F.
3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do you have large containers with the plant already planted in the container?
larry W on Jul 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The largest container we offer is the small 1 gallon pot.
The site is SE slope of sandy mudstone under a clay soil, with great exposure. Room for two trees, 40' apart. How big a hole (given dense soil) and which varieties?
Mike Y on Jul 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Please refer to our growing guide, it has all the planting and care instructions you will need to be successful

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
I live in zone 4B. If I mulch with straw for the winter,can I grow these berries?
Linda on Apr 20, 2020
What is a "cell" of BlackBerry. I haven't heard that word cell when referring to plants. ? Sorry for my ignorance of this.
Carol R on Dec 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. That is a term we use to reference our packaging. Our cell packs come in a package of 3 or 6 plants.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
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.
I have a huge patch of wild blackberry in the HOA open space, mounding up to 2 foot tall. My intent is to "stealth" replace these wild thorny guys with a thornless of the same behavior. The HOA landskeeper is cool with the idea (and won't tear them out), but I wish to avoid neighborly attention. What do you recommend in area 9B?
Mike Y on Jul 4, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Boysenberries
I live in zone 4B. If I mulch with straw over the winter can I grow these berries?
Linda on Apr 20, 2020
We are wondering if we plant our Black Tartarian Cherry and our Montmorency Pie CHerry near our "fruitless ornamental" Cherry tree, if there is risk our new fruiting trees won't fruit due to the wrong cross pollination?
william J on Apr 4, 2020
After planting Triple Crown blackberry plants, after a couple years of establishing, will it have off shoots & can I dig up off shoot plants for planting other places?
John M on Mar 10, 2020

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 5 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 5 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 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 6 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 5 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 6 years ago
Maybe my rating will change with time
I ordered 6 of these plants. They were delivered on a timely basis and in good condition. I planted these according to the directions and had very minimal growth last season and 4 of the plants did not survive. This year one of the "dead" ones put out new growth from the roots, and the other two survivors are putting on new growth as well. These seem to be very slow growing. No fruit yet so I cannot comment on size or flavor.
May 10, 2017
over 5 years ago