Bareroot sales are done for spring but potted plants are still available at the nursery!
Species: Rubus sp.
History: Cherokee blackberries are an erect blackberry, one of several such varieties developed by the University of Arkansas.
Why We Grow It: This variety grows quickly and produces a good-sized crop of large, sweet berries.
Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5
Soil Preference: Loam and sandy loam, prefers soils that are moist but well-drained
Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Erect, spread underground like raspberries, grow quickly. Resistant to blackberry orange rust.
Sun/Shade: Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily)
Pollination: Self-pollinating, this variety will produce fruit without a different blackberry variety but will produce more and better fruit if one is present
Bloom Colour: White
Ripens: Mid July
Storage: Keeps up to a week when stored in the fridge
Recommended Use: Fresh eating
Height Above Soil Line: 10-25cm