Gather baskets full of plump, sweet blackberries without encountering a single thorn. Eat them fresh as a topping for pancakes, yogurt or ice cream, or turn them into delicious jams, pies and cobblers. The berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and A.
Apache: Produces bigger berries, and more of them, than other thornless varieties. Fruits in late June to July.
Arapaho: The earliest ripening of the thornless blackberries, Arapaho bears large, firm berries with especially small seeds. Fruits in late May to early June.
This blackberry plant offers great flavor, high yield and exceptional vigor. Its thornless, semitrailing vines are laden with large, firm berries in August, just when other varieties are slowing down.