NATCHEZ THORNLESS BLACKBERRY: A very large early ripening blackberry, with high yields. Ripens June 3rd. In zone 7. Fruit size comparable to Apache Blackberry, and holds it large size through fruiting season. Yields very good comparable to Ouachita Blackberry. Flavor and quality have been good, the plant is not as erect as other Arkansas types, and would benefit from trellis system. Fruit has held up very good in storage. No disease problems have been observed.