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Oregon is known around the world for its blackberries. We have an ideal climate, with warm, clear, summer days and cool nights, so our berries reach peak flavor and quality. We also grow excellent black and red raspberries (see EC 1306, Growing Raspberries in Your Home Garden). Blackberries are distinguished from raspberries by whether the fruit retains its receptacle (white core) when picked. In blackberries, the receptacle stays with the fruit; in raspberries, it stays with the plant. This publication briefly describes...

Growing highbush or cultivated blueberries can be very rewarding. You can eat the berries fresh, make them into pies and other desserts, or freeze, dry, or can them for later use. In Oregon, the blueberry fruiting season extends from late June through September, depending on the type of blueberry and cultivar. The fruit on each cultivar ripens over a 2‑ to 5‑week period. The most common type of blueberry grown in Oregon is the northern highbush blueberry. Other types of blueberries...

Raspberries are among the most delicious and delicate of berry crops. This publication briefly describes growing requirements and production systems for several types of raspberry. Types of raspberry discussed here are red and yellow summer- and primocane-fruiting (also called fall-bearing or everbearing), black (also called blackcaps), and purple. All raspberry plants are perennial; the base of the plant (the crown) and the roots live for many years. The canes, however, are biennial: in most types of raspberry, canes grow and produce...