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Thornless Blackberry 'Arapaho'


Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rubus (ROO-bus) (Info)
Cultivar: Arapaho


Edible Fruits and Nuts

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer



Good Fall Color

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Gaylesville, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

Mcdonough, Georgia

Thomasville, Georgia

Greenup, Illinois

Crestwood, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Danvers, Massachusetts

Hull, Massachusetts

Florence, Mississippi

Lodgepole, Nebraska

Vincentown, New Jersey

Honeoye Falls, New York

Edon, Ohio

Blanchard, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Baden, Pennsylvania

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Clute, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Lockhart, Texas

Los Fresnos, Texas

Richmond, Texas

Sugar Land, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 25, 2010, DATURA12 from Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fast grower, Self-fertile


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!


On Apr 7, 2008, gray_53 from Mcdonough, GA wrote:

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 Feb 22, 2008, gtanse from Blanchard, OK wrote:

I have been growing this plant for two years. It is doing well in clay soil with limited irrigation. The fruit has a good flavor, it has vigorous growth with no fungus or pest infestations.


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.