Create a tasty addition to your garden now with blackberries suited for Texas gardens. Surprisingly easy-to-grow and beautiful in the landscape, blueberries are a great addition to Texas landscapes. January is the perfect time to get them planted in the ground so the roots have a head start come Spring.
To get started with blackberries, make sure you get a variety that performs well in your area. Visit a local garden center to get expert advice about the varieties best for your garden or choose from these top choices available at Houston garden center, Cornelius Nursery, or Dallas garden center, Calloway’s Nursery:
Apache Blackberries – This thornless variety of blackberry introduced in 1999 ripens in early July producing an abundance of large, sweet blackberry fruit. The plant grows erect and is self-supporting.
Arapaho Blackberries – Introduced in 1933, this thornless blackberry variety ripens in Texas gardens May to early June producing an abundance of large, very firm and flavorful fruit. The blackberry plant grows erect and is self-supporting.
Natchez Blackberries – Released in 2007, the large, firm berries ripen around the first of June in Texas gardens with high yields.
Navaho Blackberries – The first ever thornless Blackberry is erect and self-supporting. Introduced to gardens in 1988, the glossy black berries are sweeter and firmer than other thornless varieties and produces fruit in Texas gardens in mid-June. The Navaho blackberry is very winter hardy in Texas and requires little maintenance.
Blackberries grow best in full sun when planted in rich, well-drained soils. Space blackberry plants 3 to 4 feet apart. Fertilize in early Spring when growth starts and again just after harvest. Get full care and plant use tips prior to including blackberries in your garden.