Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F) USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F) USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F) USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F) USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
On Jul 13, 2008, jsaiia from Vincentown, NJ wrote:
This is my frist year with this blackberry here in Southern New Jersey. Have had one or two berries but mostly foilage. The plant is growing terrifically, however and I have high hopes for next season!
They definitely need full sun, as I learned the hard way :(
They do have really nice fall foliage, a bronzish-red.
I am waiting to see if they bear fruit this year.
UPDATE: It is mid-May. They have just finished flowering and have small fruits already.
On Dec 31, 2004, rubus from vancouver Canada wrote:
I am growing Arapaho in Vancouver B. C. I have only grown it for one year. It will grow to at least 12 feet in this climate. I cut off the last foot when it reached 7 1/2 feet height. It produces lots of laterals which should be pruned back to about a foot in winter. It is erect and thornless with moderate sized berries. The flavour is pleasant but not intense. I will be moving it to a position of full sun for next year and expect the flavour to get better. I love the characteristics of the plant compared with the thorny, trailing varieties that I grow (Logan, Boysen, etc.). I hope the flavour is good enough to grow a whole row of them. I will find out next year.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Gaylesville, Alabama Mobile, Alabama Blacksville, Georgia Thomasville, Georgia Louisville, Kentucky Hull, Massachusetts Florence, Mississippi Lodgepole, Nebraska Leisuretowne, New Jersey Honeoye Falls, New York Edon, Ohio Blanchard, Oklahoma Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Baden, Pennsylvania Coudersport, Pennsylvania Bayview, Texas Clute, Texas Eagle Mountain, Texas Lockhart, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas