Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Earliest Thornless Blackberry in existence. Ripens June 3 in zone 7. An important characteristic is its small seed size. A new release from the University of Arkansas. Does not need a trellis. Arapaho is very productive and is resistant to both Double Blossom and Rust. No other variety offers this many positive characteristics. It also produces sucker plants which allow it to quickly establish a solid hedge row of plants. Plants are erect and self-supporting, very winter hardy with no disease problems following a fungicide program consisting of one application of liquid lime-sulfur at budbreak. The berries are large and very firm, excellent flavor. Arapaho will provide a long harvest season of Thornless Blackberries.
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 bear. Successful growing depends on pruning the plant to 5-6 canes, along with training new canes to stand erect.