Arapaho Blackberry



Arapaho Blackberry

(9 customer reviews)


Arapaho Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus) is a thornless wonder, producing an abundance of glossy, juicy berries. This early-season variety ensures a delightful harvest, perfect for summer treats, with a flavor that’s both sweet and tart.

6-12″ Bareroot

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 6-9
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Plant Spacing: 4-5′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: 300-500 hours
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: Own Roots
Plant Size: 4-6′ tall, 3-4′ wide
Growth Habit: Erect
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: White
Fall Color: Orange-red
Berry Size: 0.75″
Berry Flavor: Sweet
Berry Color and Appearance Glossy black, medium

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Fast
Years to Bear: 2-3
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Pollination Requirements: Self-pollinating
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: Early June to Mid July
Yield & Storage: High, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No
Anthracnose: Resistant
Cane Blight: Resistant
Orange Rust: Resistant
Rosette Disease: Resistant
Raspberry Crown Borer: Resistant
Aphids: Resistant

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

6, 7, 8, 9



9 reviews for Arapaho Blackberry

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  1. Dennis P. (Verified Customer)

    packaged perfect

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  2. Candice S. (Verified Customer)

    Nice size with great roots. Still waiting for growth to show but plants arrived well packaged and haven’t been in ground but 3 weeks.

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  3. Katherine K. (Verified Customer)

    Good quality plant and roots and it was shipped well protected.

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  4. Amy (Verified Customer)

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  5. Margaret Martin-McLain (Verified Customer)

    Seem to be healthy. Waiting for leaves to emerge.

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  6. millie clark (Verified Customer)

    The stem is partly green with no growth yet.

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  7. Michael S.

    I am very happy with this plant! It arrived much larger than similarly priced blackberry plants I have purchased over the Internet from other nurseries! It leafed out nicely, is growing vigorously and is also already flowering profusely! It also arrived pest and disease free which has not always been the case when I have purchased from other nurseries.

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  8. Marisa Feathers (Verified Customer)

    Came in terrific condition, bundled with all our other plants, and it is thriving. Even has blooms.

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  9. Brittaney N. (Verified Customer)

    Arrived with good roots but haven’t seen any growth yet.

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