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Blackberry Plants

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants arrive in stock (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant. Once they begin to bud out, we are unable to ship.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is quite limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with 20,000 trees and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.

ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS

When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall, preferably sooner. If you will not be present at the shipping destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you cannot leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days and expect it to survive.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from the plastic bag, store the trees/plants in a basement-cellar-garage, cover their roots with sand-dirt-sawdust-wood chips and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground.

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About Blackberry Bushes

Blackberry vines prefer deep, well–drained, fertile soil and typically bear fruit on 2–year old wood with everbearers producing on first–year wood. Erect and semi-erect types of vines can be grown with only minimal support such as a post, trailing types need more support. Blackberries tend to spread by tip layering so unless you want more blackberry vines cut back long vines before the tips reach the ground and root. These brambles thrive in most soil types but they do not tolerate poor drainage.

Blackberries are versatile and hardy in the coldest climates where other fruits fail. Plant late winter to early spring. Space 2’–3’ in a row with 8’–10’ between rows. Sold by the individual plant.

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A Planting and Growing Guide for blackberries can be downloaded as a pdf to help get your plant off to the right start. Customer service questions and our Limitation of Remedy are available.