After some cool days and rain I checked out my Thornless Apache Blackberry Bush and was happy to see a number of buds on the plant! I was a little bit surprised because I bought the plant in the fall and wasn't sure if the three canes on it were in their first or second year. If they had been in their second year then I would have gotten no fruit this summer. So it looks like I'll be getting some blackberries this summer!! Also the plant is taking off and already growing a nice new cane that will fruit next year!!!