Cheyenne Blackberry

Rubus Cheyenne

Growing Zone 5-7
  • Height:      60″
  • Width:       48-60 “
  • Spacing:  48-60″
  • Design Role:  Shrub
  • Location: Full sun
  • Water:     Average
  • Fertilizer: Average
  • Growth Habit:   Vining

 

 

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Description

‘Cheyenne’ produce a firm berry that is excellent for jellies, jams, and freezing. Introduced in 1976 at Fayetteville, Arkansas, this Blackberry has large high-quality berries with very good flavor and yields. Our most winter-hardy variety is ideal for the North and Midwest. ‘Cheyenne’ is thorny but is a very good producer and is also good for machine harvesting. This early ripening variety ripens around the beginning of June and is easy-to-grow.Allow canes to grow to 18-30″ the first year and then prune a few inches to form a low stocky bush which will hold a crop without trellising. Furnish ample moisture during the growing period and cultivate frequently. After the first fruiting season, prune to the ground to allow room for new canes. Additional pruning should be done each spring to keep plants from becoming tangled and to improve their ability to bear. Successful growing depends on pruning the plant to 5-6 canes, along with training new canes to stand erect.