November 21st, 2017

Grapes, Raspberries & Blackberries

Grapes and berries grow on canes and vines. They come in many different flavors and varieties. Unlike Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and grapes do not require a pollinator to get the delicious fruit.

Concord Seedless Grapes


Large clusters of bluish-black grapes that pop up in mid-September. This seedless form literally defines the taste of U.S. grape juice. It’s also a strong grower.

Niagara (Seeded) Grapes


Large, tight, amber slipskin grape. This sweet and juicy grape has a strong, foxy flavor. Also known as the White Concord, it’s similar to the Concord, but with a green-colored skin. This grape ripens late in September.

Boysenberry (Thornless) Blackberries


Extremely large, dark maroon berries that are almost seedless. They are soft and very juicy with a very distinct tangy taste. Boysenberries are often used in desserts and preserves. They are produced in May and June.

Marionberry (Marion Blackberries)


Developed and tested in the Pacific Northwest, Marion Blackberries are a major commercial variety in this area. They produce medium to large firm, shiny blackberries. They have a sweet taste with a faint hint of wild blackberry. They have a high yield over a long period of time and ripen mid-season.

Willamette Spring Crop Raspberries


The most popular in this area, the Willamette produces very large, deep-red fruit with a rich, slightly tart flavor. This is a very vigorous plant and bears heavily.

Ann Everbearing Raspberries


This yellow, fall-bearing berry has a sweet flavor. It’s considered to be the best yellow raspberry.