Blackberry Ebony King, Rubus ‘Ebony King’, is large and has delicious purple berries that are perfect for baking. It is an excellent berry for pies, cobblers, turnovers, topping ice cream, and added to cereal. Ebony King’s upright thornless canes bear fruit in summer before hot days set in. Picking is easy and fun!Blackberries fruit on two-year old canes. After they have finished fruiting, the canes should be pruned away at the base. Plants flower around the start of summer and fruit ripens about mid-July.Blackberries thrive in sandy or good to average garden soil. Plant them in full sun. In home gardens, keep plants about 3 feet apart. If planting in rows, keep them 3 feet apart in the rows, and keep the rows 5 to 8 feet apart. Mulch around the plants to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Maintain depth of mulch by adding as necessary throughout the year. The flowers are attractive and they attract butterflies, notably the western tiger swallowtail.This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese..
Blackberry Cheyenne, Rubus ‘Cheyenne’, produces a firm berry that is excellent for jellies, jams and freezing. Our most winter-hardy variety is ideal for the North and Midwest. ‘Cheyenne’ is thorny but is a very good producer. It is an easy-to-grow, early ripening variety. The Cheyenne ripens around the beginning of June here in the Midwest.Although the flowers are attractive, this blackberry is grown primarily as a fruit crop and is not considered appropriate for ornamental use. Furnish ample moisture during the growing period and cultivate frequently. After the first fruiting season, prune to the ground to allow room for new canes. Additional pruning should be done each spring to keep plants from becoming tangled and to improve their ability to bearBlackberries thrive in sandy or good to average garden soil. Plant them in full sun. In home gardens, keep plants about 3 feet apart. If planting in rows, keep them 3 feet apart in the rows, and keep the rows 5 to 8 feet apart. Mulch around the plants to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Maintain depth of mulch by adding as necessary throughout the year.This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese..
Thornless and container ready!Did you ever get the chance to go blackberry picking when you were a kid? Often the best berries were in wild stands along country roads and fields. Unfortunately the price you often paid for those delicious, chin-staining berries was pricked fingers and sleeves from the nasty thorns on the vines and having to sort out the blackberry vines from the fences and hedgerow they needed to grow against for support.Thanks to the University of Arkansas’ internationally applauded program that searches out and tests the best blackberries for the home gardener every year based on performance, size, beauty, taste and ease we are happy to introduce to you the new Baby Cakes™ Blackberry (Rubus ‘ Bushel and Berry Babycakes blackberry’)! This dwarf bush-type berry plant is thornless (yay!) and is petite enough to grow in the front of the border or in your favorite large container so that it can be in easy reach come harvest time.In most regions Baby Cakes™ Blackberry will produce twice in one season, giving your double the harvest! It produces on second year canes, so be patient with it. Once it starts producing, though, watch out! The big, juicy berries will wow you year after year. All of those store bought blackberries will pale in comparison.You’ll want to order multiples for better berry production and simply because once you taste them you’ll want more! Order yours today!* Delicious berries* True dwarf* Full-sized fruit* Great in containers* Thornless* Disease resistant.
New & Improved Thornless BlackberryFlavor, productivity and vigor are the “triple crown” of this superb thornless blackberry.Triple Crown Thornless Blackberry brings late summer harvests of large, juicy blackberries. The glossy, black berries are not only delicious, but a lovely accent amid the bright green foliage. The plant itself is easy to maintain and doesn’t even require a trellis.A delicious sweet/tart combination you won’t want to miss, Triple Crown Blackberry will be a wonderful late-season treat for the entire family.* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Highly productive* Self-fertile* Pest & disease resistant.
Huge Sweet Fruit on a Thornless Vine!For blackberry growers there is often a choice to be made – big, sweet, luscious juice-dripping berries on vines with thorns like daggers, or easy-picking thornless vines with smaller, less-juicy berries.Now, thanks to the phenomenal breeding program at the University of Arkansas, we don’t have to settle anymore! Introducing Natchez Blackberry (Blackberry ‘Natchez PP20891’, Rubus ‘Natchez’), the most prolific thornless berry producer available on the market.Natchez produces lots of juicy, flavorful berries all season long for you, without the hassle of fighting thorns. It is super-easy to grow (basically drop it into any well-drained soil and let it do its thing) and is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, folic acid and manganese, an essential mineral. Talk about a fruitful investment! Planting Natchez is good for you and your family.This vigorous vine grows like a rocket and will cover a trellis in no time. Don’t have a good spot in your yard? They grow just as well in big pots! Plant a couple to get good pollination and even more berries.Natchez Blackberry is a real boon to your edible garden. Order yours from us today!* Thornless vines * Huge fruits that store well * Great in containers.
Heavy Producing Thornless Blackberry VineBlack Satin Blackberry (Rubus fruiticosus ‘Black Satin’) is the blackberry vine that kids have dreamed of since “Little House on the Prairie” made blackberry pickin’ look so fun. The biggest complaint of berry-picking is those nasty thorns! Black Satin has done away with that, leaving you with only the joy of the luscious berries.Black Satin is a great blackberry that is a hardy grower in most of the US. It thrives in the hot summers of the Midwest and Deep South, but will sail through even a Northern winter if it’s coddled with a little mulch to protect it.These are wonderful plants for the backyard food garden. They are very vigorous and disease-free. They require very little from you, other than yearly pruning. Black Satin doesn’t even produce suckers!This vine can be counted on to produce nice big crops of fruit every year in mid-summer. Each thornless stem will produce 35-40 berries…and these berries will knock your socks off with their sweet/tart flavor.Nature Hills ships out healthy, thick-stemmed vines that will get you off to a great gardening start. You’ll want to plant a couple Black Satin blackberries because you can never have enough blackberries, right? (Besides, the cross-pollination will ensure you those big yields.)Order yours today and enjoy berries next summer!* Thornless canes* Juicy sweet berries* Easy care for the home garden.
Earliest Blackberry AND Needs no Trellis!Arapaho Thornless Blackberry (Rubus fruiticosus ‘Arapaho’) was designed with the home gardener in mind. Crossed and re-crossed with the best of the best, Arapaho is the first thornless blackberry vine that doesn’t need a trellis to support it AND produces blackberries a full WEEK before any other thornless blackberry.Imagine a beautiful row of these in your backyard, with their tall stems arching gracefully over into one another. They bust out in flowers in spring and by midsummer those flowers have been replaced with juicy gloss-black berries that are bursting with melt-in-your mouth summer flavor. These berries aren’t wimps, either. They are solid medium sized fruits that will last better in storage than any other blackberry. Fresh-picked Arapaho berries can last a week in your fridge without going soft.As if that isn’t enough to sell you on the benefits of Arapaho, remember that they don’t need a pollinator, so a single vine will produce for you. But, honestly, once you start picking these delicious berries, you’re going to just be wishing you’d have planted more vines! Add to that the fact that these guys sail through the hot summer with no need for spraying and how can you say no?Nature Hills ships out strong, thick-stemmed Arapaho vines that will get you off to a great gardening start. Order yours today. We bet you can’t stop at just one!* Thornless canes don’t need a trellis* Juicy sweet berries come a full week before others* Easy care for the home garden.
High Yield Newer Variety with Large, Sweet FruitOuachita Thornless Blackberry ( ‘Ouachita PP17162’, Rubus ‘Ouachita) is a boon to the home gardener. Ouachita was bred in the Ozarks to be easy-to-harvest and load you up each year with big, plump, very pluckable berries.Imagine a beautiful fence full of these healthy green vines bursting with berries in your own backyard. Their tall stems arch gracefully over the fence. In spring the vines are covered in flowers and by mid-June those flowers have been replaced with juicy berries that are bursting with summer flavor.We can go on and on about what Ouachita does, but let’s tell you what it doesn’t – it doesn’t need a pollinator, so a single vine will produce for you, and it doesn’t need a trellis, so you can grow it as a hedge.Once you start picking these delicious berries, you’re going to wish that you’d have planted more vines!Nature Hills ships out strong, healthy Ouachita vines that will start your blackberry garden off right. Order yours today, and order more than one. You’ll quickly find out that one just isn’t enough once you taste these berries!* Upright nature does not need support* Disease resistant* No thorns makes picking easy* Self-pollinating .
The Most Popular Blackberry with Home Gardeners!Thornless Blackberry Rubus ‘Navaho’, Rubus argutus ‘Navaho’ , is the first erect growing, thornless blackberry! This hardy blackberry plant is great for home gardens since it does not require a trellis. The Navaho Blackberry produces an abundance of large, juicy, sweet dark purple to black fruit that ripens around the first of August and bears for one month; prune canes that have fruited to the ground in fall. These berries are of excellent quality and are delicious fresh, baked into pies or preserved as jams and jellies. Blackberries are very healthy and notable for their high nutritional contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid and B vitamin; also contains the essential mineral, manganese. Navaho Blackberry can be used as a hedge, in small groups, or in a woodland border. You will also enjoy the birds and butterflies that are attracted to this plant.* Great as a hedge or border plant* Unique growing habit* Attracts butterflies .
Great all-around blackberryChester Thornless Blackberry (Rubus fruiticosus ‘Chester’) is a champion for the home edible landscape. Easy to grow and tolerating a wide range of temperatures and soil types, Chester was designed to please. This is the most productive plant of its kind, giving you weeks of fresh berries in July. You’ll have plenty of fresh goodness to share with your neighbors.Strong-willed Chester is easily grown in the challenging heat and humidity of the south and the mid-west. The big berries are firm and sweet without a trace of tartness. Perfect for fresh eating and jams. They will stay firm on vine, too, without getting soft and leaky like other blackberries are prone to do in high heat and humidity. They also have good disease and pest resistance and rarely need spraying or coddling once they are established.Chester is self-pollinating so it doesn’t need a pollinator – a single vine will produce for you. But we’ve never heard of anyone being satisfied with just one Chester vine! Order two or three to really enjoy the bounty.Nature Hills ships out strong, thick-stemmed Chester vines that guarantee a good beginning to your berry patch. Don’t wait to order yours!* Thrives in humid heat* Juicy sweet berries stay firm on the vine* Easy care for the home garden.