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Prime-Ark® 45 Blackberry

Rubus x 'APF-45'
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POS ID: 169257
Prime-Ark® 45 Blackberry is a blackberry that produces very firm, dark purple-black berries with a great shelf life. First-year canes will product berries through the summer, but the heaviest yield will be on second-year canes.
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Container Size:
2 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Bird friendly
  • Showy fruit
  • Requires stake support

Details

Prime-Ark® 45 Blackberry is a blackberry that produces very firm, dark purple-black berries with a great shelf life. First-year canes will product berries through the summer, but the heaviest yield will be on second-year canes.

Weight: 12 lbs

Container Size: 2 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Edibles

Edible Type

Fruit

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 96 inches

Mature Width

Up to 72 inches

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Time

Spring

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Leave one-year-old canes alone to produce fruit following season. Prune canes that have fruited to ground after growing season to promote new growth and more fruit next season. Remove dead canes completely.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Fertile, acidic, well drained

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

This plant requires full sun for optimal fruit production.

Water Needs

Water regularly, reduce amount once mature.

Disease and Pests

aphids, cane borer, fruitworm, Japanese beetle

USDA Hardiness Zone

4

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