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Close up of Baby Cakes Thornless Blackberry fruit, various ripe blackberries ready for picking growing with a few other not quite ripe berries all emerging from green foliage

INCREDIBLY SWEET AND JUICY BERRIES 

FEATURES:

  • Large and sweet berries are ready for harvest in summer AND fall
  • Compact, rounded growth allows for container growing 
  • Self-pollinating; only one plant is needed to fruit but the harvest will be larger with a second planted nearby
  • Thornless and disease resistant
  • Berries are great when used in baking, jellies, jams, preserves or eating fresh
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from our Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 3-4' tall
  • Mature Width: 1-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 1-2' apart

Baby Cakes® Thornless Blackberry

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Rubus x 'APF-236T' PP27,032

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INCREDIBLY SWEET AND JUICY BERRIES 

FEATURES:

  • Large and sweet berries are ready for harvest in summer AND fall
  • Compact, rounded growth allows for container growing 
  • Self-pollinating; only one plant is needed to fruit but the harvest will be larger with a second planted nearby
  • Thornless and disease resistant
  • Berries are great when used in baking, jellies, jams, preserves or eating fresh
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from our Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 3-4' tall
  • Mature Width: 1-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 1-2' apart

Why plant Baby Cakes® Thornless Blackberry?

Pick your own bushel of blackberries with Bushel and Berry® Baby Cakes® Blackberry, a thornless plant perfectly compact to have potted berries growing right on your patio! Built to bear fruit during the first year so that you can indulge on big bunches of delicious berries during a warm summer day! What if you could have plump blackberries twice a year? Get double the bounty with Baby Cakes®, blooming of blackberries a second time in fall! A belly full of berries and plenty more for jam! So plant today, and watch the beautiful white blossoms turn into sweet edible blackberries for you and the family to enjoy!

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc., known for its blueberries, has created a blackberry that you will soon know and love… Baby Cakes Black Raspberry. Two of Fall Creek’s berry breeders, Peter Boches and John Clark, hand-pollinated multiple generations of blackberries to create a new blackberry bush named ‘APF-236T’. Patented in 2016, we now know this blackberry under the name Baby Cakes Blackberry.

How to use Baby Cakes® Thornless Blackberry in the landscape?

An adorable dwarf, mid-season producer, Baby Cakes is a great addition to any patio garden or small landscape that wants to grow fruit but does not have a large area to work with. The compact size of this thornless bush is perfect for your favorite patio container, where you can pick berries as you bask in the sun. As a mid-season producer, the sweet, juicy berries will help qualm the heat of the day. In most regions, Baby Cakes will produce two fruit crops each year!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Baby Cakes® Thornless Blackberry

Baby Cakes enjoys having a sunny spot to collect the sun's rays freely with no shade. Blackberries enjoy being planted in acidic soil, rich in organic matter, moist, and well-draining. Be sure not to plant blackberries in wet, soggy soil, and these berries do not enjoy having wet feet. If the landscape has clay soil, planting raspberries in raised beds would be a great option to enjoy growing your fruit. Blackberries are self-fertile, so you do not need to plant another blackberry bush.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water very slowly and very thoroughly. The water needs to reach to the bottom of the root ball and that takes time. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

After fruiting, prune all canes that produced fruit. Thoroughly prune late winter to early spring to remove any damage occurring during dormancy.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.


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