Blackberry
Rubus 'Ouachita'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rubus (ROO-bus) (Info)
Cultivar: Ouachita
Additional cultivar information:(PP17162)
Hybridized by Clark
Registered or introduced: 2003

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rio Linda, California

Gainesville, Florida

Oskaloosa, Iowa

New Orleans, Louisiana

Florence, Mississippi

Athens, Texas

Los Fresnos, Texas

Pilot Point, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 26, 2012, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Thornless variety. Supposed to be best for cooler Houston metro areas. (I wonder just where that would be???). Since I live SW of Houston, ours were planted where they get a little shade.

Positive

On Jul 9, 2009, eclecticLC from Oskaloosa, IA wrote:

First I have to disagree with the hardiness zone for this blackberry. We purchased ours from Stark Bros in Louisanna, MO and they are rated for zones 5-9. We planted them in April of 09 and they are already blooming and setting on berries. Don't know if this means they will bloom later here because we are further north or just because we planted them this spring. Seem to be vigorous growers (if the rabbits will stop trimming them for us). Finally completely caged them a week ago. Have great hopes for these as we have tried the thorned variety and that was awful.

Neutral

On Nov 27, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

University of Arkansas release (plant patent applied for). Vigorous and productive with 1 inch berries on a thornfree plant. Ripens starting early June over 5 weeks. Zones 8A-8B.