Blackberries: Chester vs Triple Crown vs Prime-Ark
I am looking for some advice. If you could only plant one variety to plant, which one of these would you choose (and why)?
I ask because I have one blackberry bush that I bought at a local farmers market (not sure of the variety) and I'd like to buy some more through Stark Bros. (www.starkbros.com) for fall planting. I don't have enough room to plant more than four or five, and since they come in packs of six, this limits me to just one variety. Also, in case it's relevant, I definitely want blackberries that are good for making jams and baking. I live in hardiness zone 6B; my soil is only slightly acidic (pH is about 6.5), but I plan to add some soil amendments to lower the pH; and I will trellis them against a brick wall that is about 9 feet high.
Thanks for your help!
This post was edited by sakih on Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 0:21