Sweet Sunrise–Introduced in 2014, Sweet Sunrise is an early season varietal that produces medium to large sized, firm strawberries with a deep, dark red color throughout. Sweet Sunrise combines the top characteristics of premium strawberries. This high yielding variety is a new favorite among u-pick and fresh market growers, and is known for its balanced sweetness. Start your day with a "sweet sunrise" in your smoothie or cereal!
Hood–Standard for use in premium ice cream in the Pacific Northwest, Hoods are a large, bright, glossy red fruit turning dark when fully ripe. They have a delightful, sweet flavor and are excellent for preserves and jams, good for all other uses. Because of their sweetness, Hoods need to be processed ASAP.
Shuksan-The variety Shuksan has large, glossy bright red fruit with slightly indented yellowish red seeds. Fruit has medium-firm flesh with good flavor. It is good for fresh eating and excellent for freezing and preserves. See if you hear a popping sound when you pick them!
Puget Crimson-Puget Crimson are medium to large sized berries, dark red in color with excellent flavor that is well balanced between sweet and tart. While they can be frozen when harvested, they are primarily enjoyed fresh in late June or early July.
Tillamook–Tillamooks usually have an extremely large fruit size that is maintained throughout the season. Berries are extremely firm and have excellent flavor, but color is somewhat light compared to other Pacific Northwest cultivars. It stands up well to being processed because of the large, sturdy fruits. The name comes from the tribe of Native Americans who lived on what is now called Tillamook Bay in Oregon.
Mary’s Peak–The newest variety of strawberry developed by the US Department of Agriculture, Mary’s Peak was officially introduced in the market for the 2018 season. Yielding medium to large sized berries of excellent firmness and flavor, Mary’s Peak strawberries are a deep red color throughout.
Rainier–This strawberry plant is a full sibling of Shuksan, is a late-season variety with good-flavored, large fruit. It is one of the best home garden varieties. Easy to grow and is an attractive ornamental plant. Rainier's sweet, somewhat soft berries are well suited for fresh eating and processing (ASAP).
Squamish–‘This is a new variety similar to Malahat. It has potential to be a dual-purpose variety for both fresh and processed markets. The fruit of Squamish tends to be a little larger and firmer than Malahat with very good flavor.
Cascade Premier are attractive and large with a long, conic shape with many drupelets per fruit. The berries are sweet, balanced by tartness, and have excellent flavor.
Meeker–With the definite flavor of summer, this variety is a tried and true favorite that can be eaten fresh, frozen or canned.
Cascade Harvest–This delicious variety, like the Meeker, has that little something special… the flavor of summer! The large, dark red berries have a classic raspberry flavor that is unmatched by many of the varieties available today. They make wonderful juices, and are ideal for jams or jellies. They freeze well, and can be thawed later to enjoy a little taste of summer in winter.
Cascade Delight–Berries ripen very large in size and weight. The shape is conical and alluring. The berries are dense, making it possible to transport the crop over fairly long distances. The flesh is sweet and fragrant. The surface of fully matured berries has a beautiful dark red color. Berry does not get very squishy during storage and retains its shape and taste.
Wake Field–These berries have a very firm medium-sized dark red fruit and very good flavor. They ripen moderately late in the season. They're a recent and welcome addition to our local berries and are great fresh or processed.
Wake Haven, a relative of Wake Field, is a new red raspberry variety with high yields of large, firm fruit that ripen earlier than Wake Field.
Tulameen–This extraordinary introduction from British Columbia produces enormous, light red, aromatic fruit with a wonderful flavor. Tulameen uniquely extends the summer raspberry season through July and August. They are fantastic fresh or processed.
Tayberry–The tayberry was patented in 1979 as a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry, and named after the River Tay in Scotland. The fruit is sweeter, much larger, and more aromatic than that of the loganberry, itself a blackberry and red raspberry cross. With brambling canes and thorns, his fruit is not easy to pick, but it is fantastic fresh in salads or cooked in desserts or jams.
Black Diamond–Introduced in 2005, the Black Diamond is a cross between the Kotata Blackberry and a New Zealand Thornless Blackberry. It yields a firm, medium to large berry that is dark purple to black in color. The berries tend to be uniform in shape, have small seeds, and a milder flavor than other Northwest varieties. Full of antioxidants and great in smoothies or pies!
Loganberry– The plant and the fruit resemble the blackberry more than the raspberry, but the fruit color is a dark red, rather than black as in blackberries. It was accidentally created by judge and horticulturist James Logan in Santa Cruz, CA in 1881. Logan was unhappy with his blackberry varieties and crossed two of them and planted them next to a raspberry plant. Voila–a unique and delicious alternative appeared! The loganberry is delicious in jams and pies.
Boysen–The exact origins of this friendly, round berry are unclear, but most records trace the plant as it is known today back to grower Rudolph Boysen, who obtained the dewberry–loganberry parent from a farmer friend. Boysenberries are very juicy, so they need to be processed ASAP. They make scrumptious pies, and can be combined with other berries.
Columbia Star–Introduced in 2014, Columbia Star blackberries are named for the Columbia River. This high quality, high yielding, thornless variety of blackberry gives similar fruit to the popular Marionberry, which accounts for 20% of its parentage. The medium-sized berries are firm and sweet tasting, and appear very dark purple or black in color. They are great fresh or frozen.
Columbia Giant–Sometimes more is more. These are the big boys! Incredibly large blackberries bursting with sweet, juicy flavor! Pick fresh from the garden for salads, smoothies, cobblers and jams, or serve with cheeses at summer picnics.
BLUEBERRIES–Blueberries are a top source of antioxidants and they are high in fiber and vitamin C.
Earli Blue–These sweet, large berries can be enjoyed much earlier than many other varieties.They are perfect for preserving or eating straight off the bush.
Duke–This is a variety that grows well in cooler climates and northern regions. It has a firm, crisp texture and a tangy, sweet, delicate flavor.
Reka–Reka Blueberry produces early-ripening, medium-sized berries with an exceptionally rich flavor and pleasing aroma. Surprisingly high yields produce a beautiful burgundy red fall color. They are excellent for fresh eating or processing.
BlueJay– Delicately sweet with a deep blue hue. Tasty and versatile.
Hardy Blue–Hardyblue Northern Highbush Blueberry is an old northwestern variety that is well known for producing large yields of very sweet, superb flavored berries. It's a perfect selection for you pickers who love to make their own fresh blueberry muffins and pancakes.
Blue Crop–This variety of blueberry has been the most popular bush in the United States and all over the world. It has been so popular for so long because of its resistance to frost, incredibly high yields, and relatively low maintenance.
Chandler–The Chandler blueberry produces sweet, exceptionally large, high quality fruit. Berries are often as large as a quarter.
Liberty–This variety is late ripening, flavorful and firm. If you are picking these, you are likely picking the last berries of the season. Enjoy fresh, frozen or processed.
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