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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|
Delicious and hardy blackberry plants will produce bountiful fruit when they are taken care of properly.
Blackberries will grow well in USDA zones 3-9. They are a popular plant in the west and can tolerate a broad range of climate conditions. Blackberries will begin blooming from the middle of April to early May if they are planted in USDA zone 7 and south. If grown in the colder climates found north of area 7, you can expect the blooms to begin in the latter part of May.
When examined closely, the blackberry plant's flowers are white, and the flower itself will have five petals. The leaves of the plant will be dark green.
Blackberry bushes will typically grow to 3 to 4 feet high and wide but could grow up to ten feet over the years if properly cared for.
These plants grow best if they are planted in well-drained, fertile soil. Adding a layer of manure or compost will also help the plants grow. Blackberry plants should be planted in areas that get full sunlight.
Blackberry plants should not be planted in areas where potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, or eggplant have been previously grown. These particular plants are often hosted to a fungus known as Verticillium, causing blackberries to experience root rot.
Blackberry plants are a perennial shrub found in the family Rosaceae. There are 237 species of blackberries worldwide. The fruit has three distinct stem types: arching, erect, and trailing. The bush leaves are bright green and prickly, so care must be taken when picking the berries. Blackberry bushes can live up to ten years and are self-fruitful, meaning you will only need to plant one cultivar. Five or six blackberry plants generally produce enough berries for four individuals.