Measures up to 3" long and weighing 10-12 grams! Plus, great flavor and ample size make Giant Kiowa the perfect choice for making wine and juices! It is extremely hardy and has a very long fruiting period—blooming earlier and continuing longer than other varieties! Self-pollinating.
Light: Full sun
Bloom Time: Early summer
Zones: 4 to 9
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Giant Kiowa Blackberry Product Details
Rubus x 'Kiowa'
Deciduous semi-woody canes
Upright, 5' - 6'
4' - 8'
3' - 4' apart
Zones 4 - 8
Compound leaves, mid green, pubescent
Open, single, rose-like flower borne 5- 10 per cluster, 1 - 2 clusters per stem
Mid to late spring
Plant at the same depth it is growing at in the container. Firm well and water in thoroughly. It is recommended to tie canes onto support wires
Tolerant of a wide range of soils, will be best in a well-drained, humus-enriched soil.
Fast once established, which takes approximately 3 - 5 weeks
Giant sized fruit, up to 3"long and weighting 10 - 12 g. No other variety matches this size. It also has a very long fruiting period and is extremely hardy. The fruits are very juicy and therefore suitable for wine and juices. Released from the Arkansas Agricultural Expt. Station, this variety has thorns and blooms earlier and continues longer than other varieties it has been tested against.
Trim canes to 4' - 5', remove unwanted ones
Enormous, sweet and juicy, the Giant Kiowa Blackberry produces an abundance of enormous blackberries which can grow up to an amazing 3 inches in length and weigh as much as 12 grams. These berries are huge! In fact, the Giant Kiowa Blackberry produces the world's biggest blackberries. Other varieties just don't measure up. This outstanding blackberry plant also begins blooming earlier and produces fruit longer than other varieties. Like other berries, these are high in healthful antioxidants and vitamins. This low maintenance, self-pollinating giant blackberry begins ripening in midsummer - the perfect time to enjoy a delicious blackberry cobbler. Heavy producers, these berries are also great for juicing or making wine.
A self-supporting erect growing variety that doesn't need trellising, the Giant Kiowa Blackberry's deciduous, semi-woody canes reach a height of about 6 feet and spread to about 8 feet. Place your blackberry plant in a trench at about the same depth and twice the diameter of its container, spacing plants 3 - 4 feet apart. Amend the soil to reach a pH of 5.5 - 7.0. Hardy in zones 4 -8, you'll nevertheless want to mulch heavily, as the canes are thorny and difficult to weed. A thick mulch layer will help prevent weeds from competing with your giant blackberry. Enjoying the fruits of your labor doesn’t get much better- or bigger- than with the delicious Giant Kiowa Blackberry.