Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
Vine
Hardiness
Hardy

Plants are pretty hardy and can grow as far north as Alaska. Since they flower late, their flowers aren't damaged by late frost, either.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Fall Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
Early
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot

They grow in every state in the United States so they're fairly adaptable. Cane berries are versatile and hardy in the coldest climates where other fruits fail.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 85°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
35°F

In mild climates Blackberry plants can be planted any time they are dormant from late autumn to early spring. In colder climates they are usually planted in spring. Of course the soil should not be frozen, so the temperature should be above 32˚ F.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot)

Blackberries are most productive when growing in full sun.

Water
Moderate

Blackberries are naturally quite drought tolerant (I have been amazed at their ability to survive months without water), but won't produce much fruit if they aren't given plenty of water during their budding and growth period. Lack of moisture when fruiting will result in smaller fruit that may not ripen properly. Water is also important after fruiting for the production of replacement shoots. Give the plants at least 1” of water per week or more if necessary.

Feeder
Heavy

Blackberries are very productive plants and do best in fertile soil. They can occupy the same soil for 15 years, so the ground should be amended heavily before planting.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, Needs lots of space
Small Gardens?
No
Containers?
No
Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Black
Fruit Size
0.5-1.5"
Plant Height
144.0-180.0"
Plant Diameter
-"
Hardiness Zone
8-11
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Rich almost raspberry-like flavor.