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I had a funeral to attend yesterday for a family friend, and at the reception following the Mass and burial I was talking with some friends of my mothers, a brother and sister. SHE is reletivley flip about gardening, has absolutley no opposition to the garden fairy (in the form of a local 89 year old Italian lady who "Believes in poer of brandy!") stopping by and putting things in her yard for her to enjoy and look at, but beyond that, can't much be bothered with tending to a garden. Her brother oin the other hand, often has far more plants to put in his yard than he really ha room for. Think crazy, hairy, out of control country tea-timey garden. Just jam packed with yummies and pretties, etc. So we're talking and he mentions he had a thornless raspberry bush he got end of season last year, still in it's pot, just sitting on a bench, possibly still alive, that he had no where to put it to which I replied "OH! Well, I know JUST the place for it! A cute little corner in MY yard." Half joking of course, we have a chuckle, and move on in the conversation. I end up driving him home an hour or so later, and as I pull in he says "Ah! There it is right on that bench" to which I reply "Well if this is my invitation to take it you don't have to tell me twice" so he gave me the go ahead and I trudge through a couple feet of snow and take the thing and put it in my truck and drive away a happy girl. So I'm inspecting it today, and it's got all these happy little buds all over the three cascadfing and THORNLESS! Truely thornless woot! canes. It still had the plant tag on it, and apparently it's not a raspberry at all but an "Apache" thornless black berry! YUM! Can't wait to put her in the ground and get some fruit! So I went on the Lowe's website and typed in the plant code for more information, and it really didn't give me anything beyond the plant care tag. I did a web search and pretty much all the websites I found either selling or reviewing all had the same information (very copy-paste to me) and not much beyond when it was cultivated, that it's upright, pretty disease resistant, etc. Anyone have experience with this little guy? I'm interested in whetehr it's June or Everbearing (couldn't really find that either) and pruning information for it's type. I have Raspberries that are once fruiting, and have ordered Everbearing, and I know each has to be pruned differently, so I just want to maximize fruit yeild for my new guy. Thanks in advance for any help and info!