Ouachita Blackberry Plants


Quantity Price
5 $39.40
25 $177.45
100 $476.70
600 $2,369.85
1,000 $3,095.40

This thornless blackberry variety has excellent quality fruit, with firm, sweet, attractive berries. Fruit ripens before Navaho. Plant has very erect canes, and intermediate vigor. Winter Hardiness appears to be less than Navaho, similar to Apache. Plants appear resistant to anthracnose, and double blossom/rosette. Orange rust has not been reported on any plants. We highly recommend it for the Mid-Atlantic, West Coast, and Southern states based on excellent grower results.

U.S. Plant Patent #17,162

Berry Size: Large
Best in Zones: 6 - 9
Firmness: Firm
Thornless: Yes
special features
We recommend a soil pH level of 6.5 - 6.8 for blackberry plants.
special features
This Summer Bearing Blackberry Plant bears fruit 1 year after planting.
special features
Contains high levels of Nutraceuticals, a substance providing a healthy benefit to the human body!
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Price includes a royalty or usage fee. Patent laws or license contracts prohibit propagation of the variety for resale or trade.


An update to last year's review - I planted 4 canes last year in early May and had very good production this year in June/July. Berries were medium-large and had a very good flavor. I was quite pleased and recommend these to any home grower!

Paul B
Home Grower
Zone 7

Planted in early April,plants are 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall and making some berries in the first year.Could not be more pleased and will be getting more next year to expand.Thanks for sending me such great plants.

Terry L
Home Grower
Zone 7

I have ordered blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and asparagus roots from Nourse . I have always been satisfied with their products. Great varieties as well. Wouldn’t order from anyone else. Also the workers are so knowledgeable and kind. Great company

Commercial Grower
Zone 6

Ordered Ponca, Caddo, and Ouachita plants a year ago. All plants produced an abundant crop this year. The Caddo and Ponca canes were both better than the Ouachita. It was a strong last place in the bunch. The Ponca fruited the earliest and Ouachita the latest. I think the unseasonably hot weather in May and June hurt the later crop. Many of the berries were undeveloped or burned by the sun. I don't dislike the variety. It was the first year. Maybe next year will nail it. However, the strong superhero performance of the other two varieties made the Ouachita look bad.

Daniel B.
Home Grower
Zone 7

I moved this past fall and had to re-establish all new garden beds. A soil test was sent to a state university in early February. Lime, muriate of potash, sphagnum peat moss and fertilizer were added accordingly after the results came back. All the berry plants, including the Ouachita blackberry plants, were received & planted on May 3 and a soaker hose was installed immediately. A moisture meter is used several times a week at every other plant, which makes watering correctly a very simple and easy task. Weeding is done every 2 weeks using a stirrup hoe and by hand. The plants were re-fertilized at the end of June. They are growing well, are very healthy and are even starting to produce a couple of berries as of July 21. They will need to be trellised soon. I wish I had ordered them shipped a couple of weeks earlier, but by next year, it won't matter at all. So far, everything is going great! This review will be updated next year.

Paul B
Home Grower
Zone 7

We received our blackberry plants in May this year. They had the biggest root mass I have ever seen on purchased plants. I was so impressed. Then right after they were planted we got rain, and more rain, and more rain The plants were soaked, but even though we have had a tremendously wet summer and they have been "swimming" from time to time, the plants look GREAT!!. We even had berries on a few of them. I would not hesitate to order from Nourse Farms again in the future.

Tina H
Home Grower
Zone 5

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