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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



  • Was named the Best in Show at the Farwest 2016 New Varieties Showcase 
  • Developed by the University of Arkansas Agricultural Department 
  • This bush produces fruit twice in the first year 
  • Self-pollinating and disease-resistant 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the 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® Blackberry

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Rubus x 'APF-236T' PP27,032, CPBRAF

Regular price $79.00
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Why plant Baby Cakes® 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® 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!

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

How To Plant Baby Cakes® 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.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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