Description

Also called marion blackberry

Sweet-tart berries with complex flavor. Conical-shaped fruit is high in vitamins, antioxidants, and is a good source of fiber. Prized fruit in the Pacific Northwest – favored in pies, jams, jellies, and syrups. Plant has a trailing growth habit. Descendent of native blackberries, raspberries, and loganberries. Originates from Oregon State University in 1945 and named for Marion County, Oregon. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating. (Rubus Chehalem x Rubus Olallie)

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Black
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest June-july
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 5 - 6' tall x 2 - 3' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 5 - 6' apart to ensure room for growth.

Pollination

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow hybrid berry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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