The Ouachita thornless blackberry vine features an upright habitat with double blossoms and semi erect canes that bears fruit of medium size. The fruit is firm and sweet.
Anyone who has picked wild blackberries in the woods may be hesitant to grow them at home. Not with thornless blackberry plant, you have nothing to worry about.
The full crop fruiting season will begin to ripen in June and the berries appear in early spring. This blackberry cultivar is disease resistant and heat tolerant making an ideal choice for warmer climates in the south.
The fruit storage and handling potential make this berry plant a great choice for home gardeners.
Growing Thornless Blackberry Vines
The Ouachita Blackberry vine is self-pollinating and prefers full sun and loamy, well-drained soil. Its fruit is deliciously large, sweet berries with black skin, and a firm texture. It requires around 400 chill hours.
Harvest these berries in mid-June – this summer fruit producer can keep producing for 5 weeks after that. The fruiting extends through late summer growing season. Giving you more time to enjoy this delicious fruit.
Plant blackberries across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 6-9. This summer bearing blackberry plants loves the heat. Can also be grown in a raised bed if there is enough room for roots to grow.
✅ Heat tolerant
✅ Disease resistant
Botanical Name: Rubus fruticosus 'Ouachita'
Foliage Color: Green
Mature Height: 4-5 ft
Mature Width: 3-4 ft
Growing Zones: 6-9
Sunlight: Full Sun