Raspberries and Blackberries are Caneberries
What is a caneberry? Quite simply, it is a berry that grows on a cane. Raspberries and Blackberries are also known as aggregate fruits, because the whole berry is formed of a cluster of many juice filled sacks called drupelets. The more you know, right? Read on to meet some of our most popular commercially grown berry varieties.
The perfect balance of tart and sweet, Oregon grows more Marionberries than any
other variety of blackberry.
Columbia Star Blackberry
Newer commercial varietal introduced in 2014, the Columbia Star Blackberry grows on thornless canes.
Robust and aromatic, Silvan Blackberries were originally bred in Australia from various Pacific Northwest berry varietals.
Black Diamond Blackberry
Grown on thornless canes, and containing smaller seeds, Black Diamond Blackberries are popular for home gardens.
Developed in Oregon, this early harvest varietal gives blackberries that are large, firm, and have excellent flavor.
Among the first fruits grown in Oregon after being brought West on the Oregon trail, the most common raspberry varietals now harvested in the state include Meeker and Willamette.