Marionberries

Boones Ferry Berry Farms MarionberriesThe Marionberry is a bright, glossy blackberry with a medium to large fruit, with a shape that is longer than wide.  There are only a handful of areas in the world where caneberries thrive and Oregon’s Willamette Valley offers the most flavorable Marionberries around.  The berry’s taste is distinctively sweet, yet has a mildly tart and lasting flavor.  The quality of the Marionberry is high, with flavor superior to all other blackberries.  Marionberries are well-suited for home canning, freezing, as well as pies, ice cream flavorings, jams, and jellies.

Picking Marionberries: Pick berries that are black in color, with no tinge of red.  Carefully twist the berry from the attached stem.  Do not squish the berry as it is extremely juicy.  If berry is not eaten immediately, refrigerate as soon as possible.

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