IntroductionEnjoy Picking Blackberries from Your Very Own Blackberry Plant!Large yields of tasty fruitSweet, firm berriesSuperb blackberry cultivarYour kids can pick these berries!Continuously fruits for over a month!Disease resistant and low maintenanceDescriptionIntroducing the Ouachita Blackberry to our berry collection! This exceptional cultivar is a good producer of sweet, firm berries. The canes are upright and thornless, making these yummy berries very easy to pick. The Ouachita is an excellent blackberry variety for backyards. You are going to love the long harvest period. This fruit plant continuously produces berries for 5 weeks or more!Other than some minor pruning here and there, this blackberry bush is very easy to maintain. It is extremely hardy and disease resistant. It is also self-fertile! You will only need one plant to get plenty of healthy, homegrown blackberries for your family.Key FeaturesEasy to pick. Ouachita Blackberry bushes are thornless. High quality fruit. The berries are very sweet, firm, and flavorful.Healthy fruit. Blackberries are good for you. They are filled with antioxidants, fiber, anthocyanins, vitamin C, and manganese. You will love sharing this superfood with your family. This plant can even be grown without chemicals or pesticides.Long harvest period. The Ouachita Blackberry plant fruits for 5 weeks or more! That is over a month of homegrown blackberries!Disease resistant. This cultivar has proved highly resistant to diseases including double blossom rot and orange rust.Our Ouachita Blackberry plants are healthy, hardy, and ready to plant. Order yours today!How To CarePlant your Ouachita Blackberry plant in full sun and well-drained, slightly acidic, nutrient-rich soil.Water thoroughly when planting and two to three times weekly for two to three months while your Blackberry plant is establishing. While this plant is drought tolerant once established, keeping the soil moist during the growing and fruiting seasons will produce the best growth and fruit.Mulch your blackberry bushes after planting. Add 1 to 2 inches of pine bark or pine straw in a mound around your plants. Mulch helps the soil stay moist longer, controls weeds, and protects shallow roots.Fertilize when planting and in spring with our Very Berry Fertilizer.Training blackberry plants to a trellis can allow you healthier plants, more fruit, and even easier picking. Training allows sunlight to hit the entire plant and promotes better air circulation.If you have not trellised and your Ouachita Blackberry plant is getting overgrown, prune new canes to 3 to 4 feet in summer to control growth. Prune any dead or crowded branches back to the crown after harvesting fruit. Tip new (this year’s) canes to encourage lateral branching. Increase crop yields by trimming lateral branches back to 12 inches in early spring.Browse our other available Blackberry Bushes.