Sweetie Pie Thornless Blackberry
Sweetie Pie Thornless Blackberry is a new cultivar bred in the South for southern growers. Sweetie Pie was tested in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas and performed remarkably well through hot and wet summers around the southeast. Vigorous plants produce many thornless floricanes that have a trailing habit. Berries are medium size and glossy with an excellent flavor and high sugar content. Ripens mid June to late July in the South.
Latin Name: Rubus spp.
Site and Soil: Blackberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Blackberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Blackberries are hardy to minus 10 F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height on trellis.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: June-July
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blackberries do not suffer from significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 6-10
Sunset Western Zone: 2-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41