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Blackberry 'Apache'

Rubus fruticosus

Hardy Shrub

Huge, glossy blackberries weighing up to 11g each are produced on this mid-season variety from Arkansas. The sweet, juicy berries are easily harvested from the erect, thornless stems of Blackberry 'Apache'. Blackberries are quick to establish and easy to grow, rewarding you with flavoursome fruits to add to desserts or make your own jams.


Our 1 year old plants are container grown rather than field grown to provide you with stronger, superior quality plants. Self fertile. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 2.5m (8').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 16-20 months.
Estimated time to best yields: 28-32 months.

Ideal For:
kitchen garden, walls and fences, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
May, June, July
Position:
full sun
    • 1 x 9cm pot-grown blackberry bush

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    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • £14.99
Plant blackberry bushes in a sunny position in any well drained soil. Incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the ground prior to planting. When growing blackberry plants, support the stems on a framework of wires stretched between sturdy 1.8m (6') posts, or trained against a trellis or wall.
Water well for the first year until blackberry plants are fully established. Train the stems onto their supports as they grow. Cover the plants with netting to protect the crop from birds as blackberry fruits begin to develop. Blackberries can be harvested from July onwards. In autumn, prune the canes which have fruited over summer to ground level. Canes which have not fruited should be 'tied in' to their supports. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the canes to improve moisture retention throughout the summer.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

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