Our Berries

We grow over 20 varieties of berries, available for picking approximately late May through early October.
Click on the tabs below for the specific berry varieties we grow and their descriptions.

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Other Berries
  • Fall Raspberries

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Hood Strawberry Pint

Hood

Ripens:  June 1

Flavor:  Sweet, juicy, extremely flavorful.
Size/Color:  Med-large, deep red color throughout.
Special Characteristics:  Classic Oregon berry!  The first to ripen, but the shortest season of all strawberries.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing or processing.

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Benton

Ripens:  June 5

Flavor:  Excellent flavor and sweetness.
Size/Color:  Med-large, reddish-orange, conical shaped berry.
Special Characteristics:  Our favorite for jam because of the firmer consistency and excellent flavor.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing or processing.

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Shuksan

Ripens:  June 5

Flavor:  Firm, meaty flesh with good flavor.
Size/Color:  Large, glossy, bright red.
Special Characteristics:  If you’re growing your own, this is an excellent variety…vigorous and winter hardy.
Best Use:  Fresh eating and freezes well.

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Cascade Dawn Raspberries

Cascade Dawn

Ripens:  June 10

Flavor:  Well balanced, mild, sweet-tart flavor.
Size/Color:  Large, conical, bright red berry.
Special Characteristics:  Nearly perfect berries with relatively small seeds make this a perfect berry for culinary presentation.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, desserts, freezing.

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Willamette

Ripens:  June 15

Flavor:  Intense, sweet-tart flavor.
Size/Color:  Medium-small, rounded, dark red berry.
Special Characteristics:  An old-fashioned favorite for jam because of it’s depth of flavor.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, processing.

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Saanich

Ripens:  June 20

Flavor:  Excellent, sweet-tart flavor.
Size/Color:  Glossy, large, red berry.
Special Characteristics:  Developed in Canada, named after a scenic peninsula, which translates as ‘place of fertile soils’.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, processing.

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Meeker

Ripens:  June 20

Flavor:  Delicious, sweet flavor.
Size/Color:  Medium, red, slightly firm berry.
Special Characteristics:  Developed in 1967 by Washington State University and one of the most widely planted varieties in the Pacific Northwest.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing, processing.

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Cascade Delight

Ripens:  June 25

Flavor:  Very flavorful, more sweet than tart.
Size/Color:  Large, firm, medium-red berry.
Special Characteristics:  Large fruit makes for easy picking.  Somewhat susceptible to sunburn.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, fresh desserts.

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Tulameen

Ripens:  June 25

Flavor:  Excellent, non-traditional flavor.
Size/Color:  Large, medium-red berry.
Special Characteristics:  The standard variety for fresh raspberries throughout the world.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing, processing.

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Silvan

Ripens:  June 21

Flavor:  Excellent, sweet-tart flavor.
Size/Color:  Large, purplish-black berry.
Special Characteristics:  Similar to Marion, but ripens earlier and fruit is less firm.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing, processing.

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Kotata

Ripens:  July 1

Flavor:  Sweet-tart flavor shines with sugar added.
Size/Color:  Medium-large, deep black berry.
Special Characteristics:  Looks nearly identical to Marion, but with distinctive flavor.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, pies, freezing, processing.

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Marionberry

Ripens:  July 1

Flavor:  Rich, distinctive flavor.  Sweet when fully ripe.
Size/Color:  Medium-large, dark black berry.
Special Characteristics:  Developed in 1956 in Western Oregon, named after Marion County, OR.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, pies, freezing, processing.

Boysenberries

Boysenberry

Ripens:  July 1

Flavor:  Highly aromatic fruit, bursting with flavor when fully ripe.
Size/Color:  Very large, deep maroon berry.
Special Characteristics:  Discovered in the 1920’s by Knott’s Berry Farm owner and cultivated to modern popularity.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing, processing.

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Triple Crown

Ripens:  July 21

Flavor:  Sweet, well-balanced flavor.
Size/Color:  Large, glossy, dark black berry.
Special Characteristics:  Thornless canes and abundant fruit make this a favorite for u-pick.  Seeds somewhat large.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing, processing.

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Duke

Ripens:  July 1

Flavor:  Mildly tart, good quality flavor
Size/Color:  Med-large, firm, light blue berry, fairly uniform in size.
Special Characteristics:  They have a longer storage life than most blueberries and can even improve in flavor with some cold storage.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing or processing.

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Bluecrop

Ripens:  July 15

Flavor:  Slightly tart, flavorful.
Size/Color:  Large, light blue berry.
Special Characteristics:  The berries are often reddish on one side (called ‘red backs’) when picked before fully ripe.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, baking, freezing or processing.

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Jersey

Ripens:  July 25

Flavor:  Very sweet and firm in texture.
Size/Color:  Medium-large, dark blue berry.
Special Characteristics:  Beautiful orange foliage in the fall.
Best Use:  Fresh eating and baking.

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Loganberry

Ripens:  June 20

Flavor:  Unique, somewhat tart flavor.
Size/Color:  Medium, elongated deep red berry.
Special Characteristics:  A natural cross between blackberry and red raspberry.  Highly perishable.
Best Use:  Jam, baked goods and wine.

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Tayberry

Ripens:  June 25

Flavor:  Highly aromatic, unique, but delicious flavor.
Size/Color:  Medium, elongated deep red berry, similar to Logan.
Special Characteristics:  A cross between blackberry and red raspberry, named after the river Tay in Scotland.  Highly perishable.
Best Use:  Jam, baked goods and wine.

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Red & Black Currant

Ripens:  June 25

Flavor:  Juicy, sweet-tart flavor.
Size/Color:  Clusters of glossy, bright red or black berries.
Special Characteristics:  Known as superfruits, they are high in antioxidants and vitamin C.
Best Use:  Jellies, syrups, sauces and liqueurs.

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Gooseberry

Ripens:  June 25

Flavor:  Sweet, old-fashioned, somewhat tart flavor.
Size/Color:  Large, smooth-skinned, greenish-red berries.
Special Characteristics:  Exceptionally nutritious, containing omega-3’s, antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, to name a few.
Best Use:  Jam, jellies, pie, tea and wine.

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Anne

Ripens:  August 15

Flavor:  Sweet, aromatic, with hints of apricot flavor.
Size/Color:  Pale yellow to golden colored berry.
Special Characteristics:  Small amounts will ripen in August with main, everbearing crop ripening in September.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing, processing.

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Autumn Britten

Ripens:  August 15

Flavor:  Excellent quality and flavor.
Size/Color:  Large, elongated, bright red berry.
Special Characteristics:  The earliest ripening of the everbearing varieties.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing, processing.

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Chinook

Ripens:  September 1

Flavor:  Sweet, flavorful, with balanced tartness.
Size/Color:  Large, firm, red berry.
Special Characteristics:  Developed in Oregon and named after the Chinook Salmon.
Best Use:  Fresh eating, freezing, processing.