Blackberries have been one of the easiest fruit crops for us to grow organically. These thornless varieties from the University of Arkansas (thank you to Dr. John Clark and the late Dr. James N. Moore) are upright and don’t require trellising if you tip them when they’re about 4-5′ tall.
Navaho. High-yielding, smalll-medium size, very sweet berry that is still my favorite for fresh eating. It has the flavor that has made it the standard for judging other blackberries!
Apache. Very productive and very large berry. Canes have significant resistance to anthracnose. (Wow! Already sold out for fall 2020-spring 2021.)
Ouachita. Early (before Navaho), large, sweet berries. Heavy yields.