Blackberry Varieties

Need help choosing the right varieties of blackberry plants?

Use the data table below to help you select the blackberry varieties that are the most well-suited to grow in your garden -and of course, produce the most fruit! This includes information regarding their recommended 'USDA Hardiness Zone', 'Chill Hour' requirements, typical 'Ripening Period', 'Soluble Sugar' content, and 'Flavor'. Choose a combination of Early-Mid-Late (ripening) varieties and extend your blackberry harvest season! The more varieties you have growing in your garden - the better!

Chill Hours = Number of total accumulated hours in a growing season that air temperatures are below 45F (7C) degrees. Chill Hours are critical to a plant's fruit production!


 

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Blackberry Variety Information Sheet

Blackberry Variety USDA Zones» Chill Hour» Thorns Ripens Soluble Sugar % Flavor

Apache»

5a-8b

800

No

Late

10-11%

Sweet

Arapaho»

4a-9b

400-500

No

Early

9-10%

Sweet

Natchez»

5a-9b

400-500

No

Early / Mid

9.5-10%

Sweet

Navaho»

6a-10b

800-900

No

Mid

11-12%

Exceptional

Ouachita»

6a-10b

300-400

No

Early / Mid

10-11%

Very Sweet

Triple Crown»

5a-9b

500-800

No

Late

10%+

Distinctly Sweet/Tart

 

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