Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
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.