Prime-Ark® ‘Freedom’ Thornless Blackberry

Prime-Ark® ‘Freedom’ Thornless Blackberry

Rubus Hybrid 'Freedom' PPAF

Blackberry lovers, rejoice. This easy care variety sports no thorns, and yields flavorful, large fruits. And, since it flowers and fruits on the first year’s growth, there are no long waits for your reward! It also attracts pollinators, tolerates clay soil, and returns each year with an attractive upright, clumping habit. 

Bloom/Feature

Blooms in spring; best-tasting fruit

Plant Type

New IntroductionsShrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

Hardy to -10°F to 0°F

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Clumping Habit, Returns Year After Year, Tolerates Clay Soil, Upright Habit

Use

Accent, Border, Climber, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Tolerates a wide range

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

4-5' H x 3-4' W

Pruning

After spring bloom

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants