Ripe, succulent blackberries are true hallmarks of summertime all over the West Coast. Blackberries make us think of barefoot children with stained purple fingers and of long warm evenings, sitting on the porch with blackberry pie cooling on the windowsill. These juicy berries are often a customer favorite!
Growing your own from true cultivated varieties, can be an enlightening and very rewarding experience. Properly bred, these berries behave quite differently from their feral and invasive cousins. These vines will not take over your entire garden and do not spread and invade in unwanted ways. Instead, they grow lush and green, producing delicious dark fruit in the peak of summer.
Our Oregon grown blackberries come in a variety of delicious types including thornless blackberries, tayberries, marionberries, boysenberries, and more! Our berries are carefully grown and tended to so that our customers get the best plants possible.
Not only are they delicious, but these berries have many health benefits! They are rich in vitamin C and fiber as well as antioxidants like anthocyanins, quercetin and ellagic acid that fight cancer, heart disease, and age-related illnesses.
We recommend eating them fresh with cream or by the handful, straight off the plant. They work well on or in ice cream, in tarts or sauces. They are a fantastic addition to breakfast too: add them to your smoothies, cereal, pancakes or waffles! Of course they are also amazing in pies and other baked goods. Store the berries in a cool, dry place or refrigerate if you’re storing them for a few days.
Blackberries will thrive in most soil types. However, for best results, we recommend planting our blackberries in fertile, well-drained soil. Add compost and fertilizer every year for continued high yields. Most varieties of blackberries are cold hardy enough to grow well throughout the Northwest including Eastern Washington and Oregon.