Other NamesMarion Blackberry
The Marionberry cultivar, Rubus x 'Marion', is a USDA created cross between Ollalieberry, Rubus ursinus, and Chehalem Blackberry, Rubus x armeniaus. Both of those are hybrids as well, produced from crossing Raspberry with Blackberry, and Blackberry with Dewberry. Also known as Marion Blackberry.
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Oregon Legislature Finally Introduces Bill to Make Marionberry Pie the State Pie
... vociferous raspberry and blackberry lobbies have had their way for eight long years, tabling the notion and silencing the legislators, ceasing the advance of our native scientifically concocted and well-loved marionberry to the highest fruit ... Willamette Week [ story ]
Should Marionberry be Oregon's official state pie?
House Concurrent Resolution 19 would designate Marionberry pie as the official state pie of Oregon. So, do you support this choice for our fine state? Well, there are definitely plenty of arguments for. The Marionberry is a very Oregon berry. It's a ... OregonLive.com [ story ]
Roses and Raspberries for Friday, Feb. 17
As you know, the marionberry is a hybrid blackberry that was developed by George F. Waldo of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Corvallis in 1956 as part of Oregon State University's blackberry breeding program. (What better honor on the berry's ... Corvallis Gazette Times [ story ]