Prime-ark® Freedom is a new thornless variety of Blackberry that has been added to the Southern Living Plant Collection. The Prime-ark Freedom Blackberry was developed by the breeding program at the University of Arkansas. The Blackberry is self-fertile and produces plump berries that ripen in mid-early season and are known for their outstanding flavor and sweetness. The Prime-ark Freedom grows best in USDA zones 5-9, is heat and humidity tolerant, and has an upright growth habit that will mature to 5-6’ H x 5-6’ W.
If this plant is ordered in winter it will be dormant on arrival!
- water before planting
- plant in full sun
- dig hole 3X the width of pot,
- backfill and plant 1″-2″ above soil level
- water and add more soil if needed
- mulch plants
- apply a small fruits fertilizer in spring