Marionberry plants are cross breeds made up of two previous hybrids — the small but delicious Chehalem and the larger heavily productive Ollalie. Development of this berry began in 1945 through the efforts of George F. Waldo of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was tested in the Willamette Valley. Subsequently released for cultivation under its name of Marionberry in 1956, it is named after Marion County in Oregon.
Read more at Gardening Know How: What Are Marionberries: Learn About Marionberry Growing And Care http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/what-are-marionberries.htm
In our minds (and mouths), Oregon’s most distinguished berry is the marion. Here are a couple ways to tap into its flavor:.
- Chef Doug Adams’s Pork Chops with Poblano Aioli & Marionberry Salad
- Milk Glass Mrkt’s Marionberry–Fennel Seed Coffee Cake