Posts tagged marionberries
At least that’s what I think. Marionberries are little known, although they make up around 50% of the berry crop for the state of Oregon. I’ve never seen marionberries for sale in a regular grocery store, and out here in the east, not even at a Farmer’s Markets.
This berry is worth the search though, and even growing it yourself might be in order. The fruits are huge. Larger than any blackberry I’ve ever seen, and extremely juicy. There is not bitterness in them like blackberries have, either. They’re absolutely delicious fresh, over ice cream, made into jam or syrup. If you have an overabundance, which I can never foresee as we can eat them as fast as the plants produce them, you can just throw them in a container and freeze them. No need for special preparation like blanching, etc. Then you can have marionberries on your waffles or pancakes in the middle of the Winter, yum!
They are very high in antioxidants, too. What could be better?!