‘Navaho’ Thornless Blackberry — Cuttings




Grows great in our clay soil. Also called Navajo, this late season Thornless Blackberry ripens early Jul to early Sep. The fruit is very large with superb sweet flavor. It’s our favorite tasting berry during the summer months. Tree is abundant, is vigorous and is a cross between Arkansas 583 and Arkansas 631. It is the first upright and completely thornless blackberry. It originated in Arkansas, US, 1989. Once established, it’s compact upright growth habit allows the the plant to support itself without a trellis or stakes, making it easy to maintain.Seedling Free from heiko at 2018 scion fair. probably a cross between Navaho and Triple Crown. Cold hardy. Also called Ark 1172. This variety’s patent (USPP6679P) expired on 2007-11-09.

July-September season Thornless Blackberry is self-fertile, is Medium-High (15-30 Lbs), is drought tolerant and fast growing. It blooms in April with white flowers. It is susceptible to Blackberries generally have very low pest and disease problems. USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9.

Variety: Navaho
Common Name: Thornless Blackberry
Latin Name: Rubus spp.
Family: Rosaceae
Alias: Navajo, Ark 1172
Bloom (species): in April
white flowers
Tree: the first upright, completely thornless blackberry
Tree (species): drought tolerant
fast growing
Patent: USPP6679P, 2007-11-09
Pollination (species): self-fertile
Genetics: Arkansas 583 x Arkansas 631
Origin: Arkansas, US, 1989
Lifecycle: Perennial
Leaf Drop: Semi-Evergreen, Semi-Deciduous
Forest Layer: Shrub, Vine
Food Type: Berry, Tea
Height: 4-6ft
Width: 3-5ft
Vigor: yes
Hardiness: hardy
Hardiness (species): 5-9
Sun: Full, Partial
Habitats: Woodland Garden Sunny Edge, Dappled Shade, Shady Edge, not Deep Shade, Hedgerow
Soil PH: 5.5-7.5
Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Clay
Water Needs: Average
Pollinated By: Bees, Wind
Fruit: very large with superb sweet flavor. It’s our favorite tasting berry during the summer months
Season (Ripening): late (early Jul to early Sep)
Production: abundant
Propagation: Take softwood cuttings with at least 2-3 nodes during the growing season, put in sand with a misting system and dappled shade.
Wildlife Supported: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Food Uses: Excellent raw or cooked berries. The young leaves, young ground shoots also edible raw or cooked. Leaves used for teas.
Other Uses: Purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit. A fiber is obtained from the stem and used to make twine. Excellent pioneer species. Trees will often grow in the middle of a clump of blackberries.
Sources: pfaf.org

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1 Cutting, 2 Cuttings


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