North 40 Berries is a family owned and operated business. We began in 2015 with the planting of 800 thornless blackberry seedlings. The plants grew well, so 2016 will be the first year for actual berry production.
We have four different varieties of blackberries that vary somewhat in height, berry size, sweetness and ripening times. Natchez ripens earliest (early June) and has large berries but may be slightly less sweet than the other varieties. Ouachita and Osage ripen a bit later and have slightly smaller but sweeter berries, while Apache ripens latest (mid-late June) and has large, sweet berries.
Blackberries are perishable and do not ripen further once they are picked.
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