Helpful Gardening Tips
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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - Grown in zones 3-9
Bloom Season - Late spring and early summer
Bloom Color - White or pale pink
Height at Maturity - Grows to 3-6 meters tall
Soil Type Preferred - Sandy and acidic soils
Sun or Shade - Requires full sun.
The wild blackberry bush is a perennial that grows the best in hardiness zones 3-9.
The tall, arching branches are covered in thorns and grow up to 3-6 meters tall.
A trellis is recommended to support the branches, which will help the plant grow more robust and produce more fruit. The bush branches die back yearly after the summer growing season, and new stems grow to replace them.
Every year, pruning back the dead branches will give the new growth room to spread and prevent the plant from appearing messy and overgrown. The wild blackberry bush bloom flowers in the late springtime and early in summer. It has white and pale pink petals measuring about 2-3 centimeters in diameter.
The plant requires a soil that is sandy and drains well with an acidic PH value.
Soil amendments such as coffee grounds and peat moss can help make the soil more acidic for the wild blackberry bush.
It prefers full sun to grow properly and produce the most blackberries. Mulching around the plants is vital to prevent weed growth and keep the soil moist. This bush must receive about an inch of water a week and requires more when temperatures are hotter.
Once the plant beings to produce berries, they will need to be picked as often as every other day to prevent spoiling. To harvest the blackberries, pick them only when they are entirely black and plump, as the berries will not ripen any more once picked.