This is our most frequently asked question!

What is an Olallieberry?
Genetically, it is approximately two-thirds Blackberry and one-third European Red Raspberry. The Olallieberry was developed in 1949 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Oregon State University by crossing a Loganberry with a Youngberry. While primarily developed in Oregon, it has never been very productive there and is primarily grown in California. Because the olallieberry has blackberry on both sides of its parentage, it exhibits many of the same flavor characteristics of the blackberry. However, olallieberries are much larger in size and generally are sweeter than blackberries grown under the same conditions.

How did the Olallieberry get its name?
“Olallie” is a word for berry that was used by Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. So you’re actually saying “berry berry”!

How do you pronounce Olallieberry?
Say the “o” first and the rest will follow (oh-la-leh).

How do you spell it?
We have seen it spelled all sorts of ways – ollieberry, ollalieberry, olallie berry, lallieberry, olalliberry, ollaberry, olliberry, and even hallieberry!
But it is o-l-a-l-l-i-e-b-e-r-r-y.

And, how does it taste?
It’s tart, sweet, juicy and delicious.

And we serve it up every morning in preserves, yogurt, and, on occasion, Olallieberry Stuffed French Toast!