Baby Cakes™ Blackberry

Your Price $54.97
Rubus x ‘APF-236T’ Baby Cakes™ PP#27,032 CPBR#: CPBRAF
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b
Baby Cakes™ blackberry produces large, sweet, dark berries on an ultra-compact thornless blackberry plant. It is perfect for bringing one of summer’s treats right to your patio or deck! In most years you will enjoy two crops of berries in a single season. Give this plant plenty of sun to get the most berries.
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Edibles - Fruits
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 4 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Compact - Dwarf - Dense
Features:   Great Nutritional Benefits
Attracts:   Bees
Garden Ideas:   
Edible, Kitchen, Accessible
Flower features:    
Flowers ripen to berries that bloom in spring and fall
Fruit & seed features:    Large, black, nutritious berries; often bears two crops that will ripen in summer through fall
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Landscape Uses:    Edible
, Container
Baby Cakes™ Blackberry is a Moderate maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Plant - 4 to 5 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Fast
Spacing:   4-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Semi-Moist   Average
Soil Types:   Slightly Acidic to Neutral   Moist, well-drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    These berries fruit on last year's canes (stems). Allow all canes to stay in place through the winter. In spring, look to see which canes put out new green growth. Allow those canes to stay in place, and cut back any that do not put out leaves to the ground. During the growing season, new canes will emerge. Allow these to stay in place without pruning, as these will bear next year's berries. The following spring, repeat the process of cutting back any dead canes and allowing the rest of the canes to stay in place.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b

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