VARIETIES
 THORNS
 BERRY SIZE
 NOTES
 APACHE
NO
LARGE 10 GRAMS
SWEET
 ARAPAHO
NO
MEDIUM 4.5 GRAMS
SWEET
 BRAZOS
YES
MEDIUM
HIGH ACIDITY USE-JAMS AND JELLIES
 CHICKASAW
YES
LARGE 7-10 GRAMS
SWEET
 CHOCTAW
YES
MEDIUM 5 GRAMS
MODERATELY SWEET
 KIOWA
YES
LARGE 10 GRAMS
SWEET
 NATCHEZ
NO
MEDIUM TO LARGE 5-8 GRAMS
SWEET
 NAVAHO
NO
SMALL TO MEDIUM 3-5 GRAMS
SWEET
 OUACHITA
NO
LARGE
SWEET
 OSAGE
NO
MEDIUM 5 GRAMS
SWEET


Irrigation:

Drip irrigation is the best way to water plants. This will also conserve water. The amount of water you may need will be based on your soil type. The roots of this plant are shallow and may dry out early.


Fruiting and propagation:

Blackberries produce fruit on two year old wood. The stem that comes up this year will produce fruit next year. The stem that produced fruit this year will die in the fall and need to be removed before the spring.

Extra berries may be obtained by transplanting any runners that come up in the mowing area back into the existing row or some other place. Transplant these December through February.