Blackberry ‘Marionberry’ (Rubus hybrid)

Description

More than half the blackberries grown in Oregon are of the Marion variety, known as Marionberries. The result of cross breeding between the Chehalem and Olallie blackberries, the Marion blackberry was released in 1956 after extensive testing in its namesake of Marion County, Oregon. The medium-sized berries are conical in shape, longer than they are wide, and appear dark purple to black in color. The fruit has a tart, earthy sweetness, perfect for eating fresh. As of July 2017, Marionberry Pie has been designated the official state pie of Oregon. It is proven to thrive and be hardy in the Pacific Northwest. USDA Zones 6-9.

More than half the blackberries grown in Oregon are of the Marion variety, known as Marionberries. The result of cross breeding between the Chehalem and Olallie blackberries, the Marion blackberry was released in 1956 after extensive testing in its namesake of Marion County, Oregon. The medium-sized berries are conical in shape, longer than they are wide, and appear dark purple to black in color. The fruit has a tart, earthy sweetness, perfect for eating fresh. As of July 2017, Marionberry Pie has been designated the official state pie of Oregon. It is proven to thrive and be hardy in the Pacific Northwest. USDA Zones 6-9.