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Prime Ark Freedom Thornless Blackberry

Original price $13.99 - Original price $13.99
Original price
$13.99 - $13.99
Current price $13.99
SKU E574

Rubus x 'Prime Ark Freedom'

Now grow thornless blackberries like you do primocane raspberries! Prime Ark Freedom produces prolific, delicious harvests of sweet blackberries on thornless first year canes that don't require a trellis. Here's how you do it:

Plant the thornless cane and let it establish for a year. It will grow to six feet tall or more and produce a crop in July. Cut it to the ground each late fall. In late spring when it reaches 3 to 4 feet in height, cut 6 inches off the tip of each cane. The cane will produce branches and then flowers which in August and September in the Northwest will give you loads of delicious medium-to-large, firm, sweet berries. After the side branches reach about 15 inches you can pinch them back for even more production.

This new variety from our friends at the U of Arkansas. Freedom requires 500 chilling hours, and it's one of the most cold-hardy blackberries you can grow. Very early ripening. USDA Zones 5-9.

Size: 4" Pot


Ask a Question
  • I planted baby Prime Ark Freedom blackberries this past spring and now they are growing quite well, but the canes are spreading out on the ground for several feet. If this plant does not require a trellis, why is it growing on the ground?

    Even raspberries need some kind of support to prevent flopping over. While I have personally seen this blackberry grow fine without support your mileage may vary with water availability and climate considerations.

Customer Reviews

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Arrived healthy and growing well

This raspberry arrived very well packed and has taken off already. Looking forward to lots of berries