Blackberries are grown much like raspberries. The plants like full sun and good air circulation. They do best in enriched garden soil that is moisture-retentive but well-drained. Plant the top of the rootball level with the soil surface, about 4-6 ft. apart in the row, or train up a trellis. For best growth, cut back immediately after planting, to prevent the plant from setting fruit the first year. This will give you much stronger growth and better harvests in years to come.
Black Satin Thornless
Black Satin Thornless Blackberries are an extra-large fruit - the size of golf balls! They cover these thornless, ultra-hardy, semi-erect plants in midsummer. Smooth and glossy, the fruits are super-sweet with no sour bite. Small, soft-pink flowers appear the second year.
Fruit Size: 1.5 in.
Days to Maturity: Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun