The standard by which we judge Blackberries, this very popular variety is named for Oregon’s Marion County where it was developed by legendary plant breeder George F. Waldo from both wild and domesticated stock. Marionberry Blackberry has the beautiful color and large size of Boysenberry, plus the delectable taste of wild Blackberry. Marionberry ripens in July and makes THE BEST jam and pies.
Latin Name: Rubus hybrid
Site and Soil: Blackberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Blackberries are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Blackberries are hardy to minus 10º F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height on trellis.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blackberries do not suffer from significant pest or disease problems.
USDA Zone: 6
Sunset Western Zone: 2-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32, 34-41