Grown in Indiana
Arapaho is currently the most consistent, early-ripening cultivar of blackberry available (for USDA zones 5b to 6b; the Prime Ark Freedom and Traveler cultivars will ripen the floricane crop ahead of Arapaho in zones 7 and warmer).
Ripening of fruit begins in mid-July and runs through the middle of August, here on our farm. Berries shape is short-conic, sometimes rounded, of medium to medium-large size, with fine sweetness and flavor. Arapaho has the smallest seeds of the six blackberry cultivars we sell. It produces strong, vigorous canes, which are self-supporting if tipped when they reach 48″-52″ in height.
Hardiness zones 5b-10