Blackberry, Sweetie Pie
"Sweetie Pie” is sweeter than any other thorn-less blackberry – 10-12% sugar! Excellent to outstanding flavor in a juicy, glossy black, medium sized berry make Sweetie Pie a winner for home gardens and U-Picks. Tested since 1996 in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, Sweetie Pie has shown to be resistant to Rosette (Double Blossom) fungal disease. Vigorous grower of many floricanes with a trailing growth habit. Ripens in mid June to late July. Zone 6-10. 2 plants. Please consider these terms before ordering live plants: Please make sure you are ready for your order in your zone as these young, tender plants generally have no resistance to cold.
Plant Care Instructions:
Thrives from zones 5-9. They should be planted in full sunlight, receiving at least 6-8 hours per day. Soil should be a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 and well drained. Prior to planting, amend planting site with 3-6 inches of finished compost, spading into soil to one foot deep. Make mounds or raised beds and build a trellis or fence to support vines. Water 1-2 inches per week from midsummer into autumn. WARNING: PLANTS ARE VERY YOUNG AND TENDER. DO NOT PUT THEM OUTSIDE UNTIL ALL DANGER OF FROST HAS PASSED.