Blackberries are easily grown in any well drained soil with a sunny exposure. They produce fruit on the canes they grew the previous season, so after fruiting, the old canes must be pruned out to make room for the current seasons growth that will bear next years fruit. The variety we offer grows thornless, upright growing canes so pruning is easy. Plants produce 2-4 lbs. of fruit each, and planting a row of these in the garden will be much less work that trying to pick thorny, wild blackberries out in the woods.
Chester – This is a thornless variety that produces glossy black, excellent flavored, large berries on upright growing canes that reach about 5′- 6′ tall. Chester ripens in early-mid August, and the fruit does not fade or soften from sun or high temperatures. The plants are easier to manage and fruit easier to pick if plants are trellised by running a string or wire along each side of the row. Space plants 3′-4′ apart.
PLANTS IN 2 1/2″ POTS ARE PRICED AT $4.00 EACH