Black Satin Blackberry Bush (Rubus ‘Black Satin’)
Black Satin Blackberry Bush
Join the Edible Landscape trend as a wonderful way to include fresh fruit in your diet. Black Satin Blackberry (Rubus ‘Black Satin’) are productive, easy-care plants for the backyard food garden.
Share a big harvest of luscious, large blackberries without worrying about nasty thorns. Black Satin is a thornless variety with beautiful double white blooms in early spring.
Black Satin is a heat tolerant blackberry that thrives in the hot summers of the Deep South. They are very vigorous and disease-free.
Beyond water and an annual pruning, they require very little from you. Black Satin doesn’t even produce suckers!
This semi-erect floricanes can be counted on to produce nice big crops of fruit every year in mid-summer. Each thornless stem will produce 35-40 berries…and these juicy berries will knock your socks off with their sweet flavor. Each mature plant can provide up to 15 pounds of healthy fresh fruit for your family.
Use the berries as a succulent fresh snack, or add them to yogurt or compote. They make outstanding smoothies, as well.
Freeze what you don’t eat. Or prep them into baked goods for the freezer, and pull them out when company comes over.
If you are only growing one, give it six feet of room from its nearest neighbor. For a hedgerow, plant five feet apart with five feet between rows.
Blackberries are delightful in bloom and as the big, bold berries ripen. Enjoy the beautiful (and tasty!) rewards of your Edible Landscape!
Grow Black Satin Blackberries on a trellis in a planting site that receives full sun. They need at least six hours of direct sunlight for the best fruit production.
Make sure your fruiting plants receive a medium amount of water on a regular basis, especially as the fruit develops. Add pine straw or pine bark mulch over the root system to keep it cool and moist.
Black Satin will produce fruit on last year’s canes, called floricanes. After fruiting, trim the spent floricanes off at ground level and place in lawn bags for pickup.
Leave this year’s growth, called primocanes, standing over winter. Their turn to produce flowers and fruit will come next year.
Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Please follow the directions on the label for application rates.
|Common name||Black Satin Blackberry Bush|
|Botanical name||Rubus 'Black Satin'|
|Width||4 - 6 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|