Latin: Rubus x ‘APF-236T’ CPBR#6059
Hardiness Zone: 4 – 8
Height: 3′ – 4′
Spread: 2′ – 3′
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripens: July & occasionally in fall
Flower Colour: White
Fruit Colour: Black
Foliage Colour: Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil Requirements: Well-drained
- Edible Fruit
- Ornamental Value
- Patio/small spaces
Special Considerations: Can be planted in the ground like normal blackberries, however, most likely not need trellising support over winter. If the goal is to plant into containers please read the Bushel and Berry™ Container Blackberry Growing Guide tab.
Bushel and Berry™ Container Blackberry Growing Guide
Growing Bushel and Berry™ Blackberries in containers:
Bushel and Berry® bushes are dwarf plants that require no trellising or staking. Upon arrival, replant in a 12–16″ container using good-quality potting soil. Place the container outdoors in full sun for the growing season. As your plant matures, you will likely need to put it in a 20–24″ diameter container. Your plant will start producing more fruit in the second year.
Fertilizing. Fertilize your plants in early spring and again in midsummer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer (such as 18-18-18).
Pruning. Simply let your plant go dormant in the winter. In early spring, you should start to see new green sprouts coming up from both soil and on some of the old canes. The sprouts from the ground will become canes that will fruit the following year. Old canes with new growth emerging should fruit this year. Leave all the new shoots from the ground and old canes that have green leaves emerging. Cut all the dead canes with no new growth at ground level.
Wintering over. In colder climates (Zone 5), you can overwinter plants in their containers by storing them in a sheltered, unheated area such as a garage or shed once the leaves drop in fall. Be certain the soil is moist when the plant is brought under cover, and water very sparingly during the winter. Once every 6 weeks is generally sufficient. The intent is for the plant to go as dormant as possible. In spring, bring them outside when temperatures remain above 25°F and place in full sun.
In warmer climates where freeze-thaw cycles occur, store plants on a protected porch. Where freezing is not a concern, plants can remain outdoors in containers and enjoyed year-round.
Spring Plant Reservation Policy
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What sets us apart from most nurseries, aside from our production growing experience with our products, is that we help you plan well in advance of the growing season by offering to reserve your plants for pickup or delivery in the spring! As a part of our Spring Plant Reservation program, you have the option to purchase in full or place a deposit on your order and pay the balance at pickup. Our SPR program has helped hundreds of customers secure their gardening desires since 2013!
We require a 50% minimum deposit to reserve your order. Orders may also be paid in full to reserve. Any outstanding balance is due at pick up or before shipping or delivery.
Orders will be reserved once a deposit or full payment has been received. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after March 31st.
Payment can be made by cheque, gift card, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.
To make your experience even faster and easier at pickup we ask that orders be paid in full by April 22. For mail orders, the deadline for final payment is April 8. You will receive a friendly email reminder of your upcoming payment before these deadlines.
We strongly recommend ordering before April to secure your order. Orders are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities. We reserve the right to offer a substitution or refund if stock becomes unavailable.
Some items are available to be purchased in bulk quantities. Please contact us for bulk orders.
Looking for something in particular that we don’t offer on the website? We are able to source different product sizes and cultivars for special orders.
DELIVERY & PICKUP:
Delivery: NEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.
Bare-root Perennials stock: Bare-root perennial stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.
Bare-root Tree Fruit stock: Bare-root tree fruit stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova in May. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to ship bare-root trees at this time.
Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May from the farm in Krestova. Please click here to see the dates and times. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup.
Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. $10 delivery fee. Dates TBA. Click here to learn more!
Some items may be available to ship via Canada Post. You will be able to select a shipping method at checkout if your order qualifies.
SPR shipments will be sent out according to our Shipping Policy.
For more information please read the full Spring Plant Reservation Policy.
Pickup & Delivery
PICKUP & DELIVERY:
Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up in May from the farm in Krestova or scheduled for a centralized delivery location. Please click here to see the dates and times.
Centralized Delivery-Pickup: Now offering a drive-thru plant pickup to Nelson, Castlegar and Winlaw. Click here to learn more!
Delivery: NEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! If your order qualifies, we will contact you with available delivery date options.
For more information please read the Spring Plant Reservation Policy.
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