Blackberry Ouachita 9cm
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Blackberry 'Ouachita' 9cm

Grow your own sweet juicy blackberries all summer long!
  • A unique variety of Blackberry – bred with the home gardener in mind.
  • Abundant, juicy crops of berries from July until the first frosts.
  • Fruiting from July onwards, you’ll be picking large crops of sweet, tasty fruits all summer long.
  • Beautiful spring blossom is perfect for adding interest to the garden – and are an absolute magnet for bees and butterflies!
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot.

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Item: 310108
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A unique variety of Blackberry – bred with the home gardener in mind and producing abundant, juicy crops of berries.

Fruiting from July onwards, you’ll be picking large crops of sweet, tasty fruits all summer long and the beautiful blossom that precedes the blooms are perfect for adding spring interest to the garden – and are an absolute magnet for bees and butterflies!

Ouachita, (pronounced wha-shi-tah) is a new introduction, easy-to-harvest, with plump, glossy berries. These upright, nearly thornless canes bear high yields of medium-size fruit.

A summer-bearing floricane, it has good heat-tolerance and berries ripen in July.

What Is Supplied

Item 310108 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting out.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Keep old canes and new canes separate so that you know which ones to prune.

Care Information

Planting your blackberries:

  • Before planting, dig the ground over well and incorporate plenty of well-rotted organinc matter. Remove all perennial weeds.
  • Water your potted plant well.
  • Dig a hole a little deeper and 3 x wider than the nursery pot.
  • Add a soil conditioner such as well-rotted manure to the earth removed from the hole if necessary.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Place your plant in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Pruning Advice for Primocane Blackberries:

  • Cut back the new spring stems, which have produced fruit at their tips in autumn, to a point just below where the blackberries were produced, soon after they have finished cropping.
  • These pruned canes can then be left to overwinter, and will put on new top growth in spring, producing a crop of berries in early summer.
  • After these two year old canes have finished fruiting they should be cut right back to the ground.
    In the meantime, new canes will have emerged from the base of the plant in spring and these should be tied onto a support as they grow.
  • These new canes will then produce a later crop and should have their tops lopped off after fruiting. This then creates a repeating cycle.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
180 cm
150 cm
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