Hello.. I hope someone can help. Yesterday, Fri/6/25/10,I received a Blackberry, 'Apache.'
Even after Googling, I'm still confused. LOL
Some sites say Apache is hardy to zone 5, others say zone 6.
I'm in central IL, zone 5. Anyone know if Apache will survive our harsh winters?
Since I've never grown any type of edible berry before, outdoors, any info will help.
One important question, is Apache a bush or vine? I need this information in case Apache a trellis is required.
What about pH. The phamplet that came with the berry said it needs acidic soil- 5.0-5.5..Some sites Googled said, it needs Alk/6.5-7.0 pH. Very confusing.
How deep should it be planted? Does it need a male and female plant to fruit?
Is there any other info I should know..I actually bought two blackberry plants. They arrived bare-root, the tallest branch about 2' tall.
Both plants are in a bucket of water. I was hoping someone had answers. I appreciate your time and help..Thanks, Toni