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Chickasaw Blackberry, Ideaus Rubus - 1273
Scientific Name: Rubus x "Chickasaw."
USDA Climate Zone: 5-9
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: Erect upright canes should be spaced about three feet apart
Growth/Year: 4-6 feet
Soil Type: Rich, moist, and well drained
Sun: Full Sun
The University of Arkansas released the Chickasaw blackberry in 1989.
It bears large and juicy fruit. Plants can be grown in home gardens and be trellised or planted near a fence for support. After fruiting, all dead canes should be removed to prevent disease. Blackberries can also be grown commercially. They should be trellised in some way to aid in hand harvesting. Weed control is also significant to maximize yields. They grow in full sun and must have proper irrigation for new plantings and fruit-bearing plants.
This is a type of blackberry is terrific for blackberry lovers. The fruit created by this plant are plentiful and of good quality, if picked when right. The fruit bush can also produce up to 1-2 gallons of fruit during a season. The blackberry plants thrive the best in the well-drained soil.
Blackberry is a hardy vine that can sustain harsh climates and return year after year. If pruned and planted in full sun, the blackberry vine will produce large quantities of fruit. Plant shallow and keep well fertilized. Easy to grow and can be trained to grow along a trellis for height and ease of harvesting. Keeping the plants heavily mulched is a good idea. There are over 300 different varieties of blackberry types to choose from. Chickasaw Blackberry is just one of the plethora.