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Ouachita Blackberry Experience
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What is the verdict on the Ouachita blackberry? Is it successful here?I'm thinking of ordering it online because my local nurseries seem to carry medium to high chill thornless cultivers.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dianne Felder May 2, 2016.

 

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Dennis Evans replied to Stephanie's discussion where to find Jujube tree?
"These trees CANNOT be grown in a container. They have extensive root systems and need to be in the ground."
May 11
Dianne Felder replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"On any given web site it says we are 9a here in Mesa, AZ but I think things have changed. Minimum extreme lows are supposed to be 20 - 25 but we haven't gotten that low in many years, more like zone 9b and 25 - 30. Sad for us needing the chill…"
May 2, 2016
Dennis Evans replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"One last question. What is your USDA hardiness zone? 9a, like many in Phoenix? Do you get a lot of days over 100 degrees?"
May 2, 2016
Dianne Felder replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"LOL, OK, I admit it was an impulse purchase at Walmart, of all places. I entered the store through the garden dept. and took a quick jaunt through to see if there was anything interesting. The berries were marked down and I couldn't remember…"
Apr 30, 2016
Dennis Evans replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"Great! Ouachita is low chill. But why Apache which needs 800 chill hours?"
Apr 30, 2016
Dianne Felder replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"I very seldom rely on what nursery sites share for zones or chill hours. I learned my lesson the hard way. LOL I generally check cooperative extensions/universities/commercial growing research sites. Here is one that talks about Ouachita from…"
Apr 29, 2016
Dennis Evans replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"This is a problem I have with some nurseries. According to the University of Arkansas which developed this cultivar, it needs about 400-500 chill hours. Some nurseries, as you noted, will say only 300 chill hours, possibly to enlarge their customer…"
Apr 29, 2016
Dianne Felder replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"Everything I found when researching them said they are considered a low chill variety requiring 300 chill hours. They were pretty new when I bought mine and they thought they may even require less so I took a chance on them."
Apr 28, 2016
Dennis Evans replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"Thanks for the information. Further research suggests that Ouachita needs about 400-500 chill hours, so that may account for a lower yield."
Apr 28, 2016
Dianne Felder replied to Dennis Evans's discussion Ouachita Blackberry Experience
"I just saw your message and thought I'd comment, for what it is worth. I planted a couple of small Ouachita blackberry mail order plants from Berries Unlimited about 4 years ago. Two things happened. Our perfect, newly prepared bed was invaded…"
Apr 27, 2016
Dennis Evans replied to Polly's discussion Pepper plants/squash plants with yellowing leaves
"Hi Polly, If you are planting your nightshade plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potato, etc) in the same bed, year after year, diseases that attack nightshades can build up. Also, nightshades all tend to use many of the same nutrients,…"
Apr 5, 2016
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Ouachita Blackberry Experience

What is the verdict on the Ouachita blackberry? Is it successful here?I'm thinking of ordering it online because my local nurseries seem to carry medium to high chill thornless cultivers.See More
Mar 22, 2016
Zack Williams left a comment for Dennis Evans
"Hello Dennis! If you're looking for gardening information: you've come to the right place!  Be sure to join the conversation going on in the forum and feel free to ask members about their experiences; permaculture is all about…"
Jul 22, 2015

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At 11:40pm on July 22, 2015, Zack Williams said…

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