About Berries and Small Fruits at Oregon State University

The superb quality of Oregon’s blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries are known worldwide, adding a farm value of over $140 million to local economies. Consumers are attracted to products, local markets, U-pick,...read more


Chad Finn, the USDA breeder who developed it, named it Columbia Star — a nod to Oregon and Washington and the river they share, and to its quality. (Capital Press)
Three categories of blueberry plants are best-suited for Oregon climates, according to Bernadine Strik, a berry specialist with the Oregon State University Extension Service. (Oregonian)
It’s best to plant them in late March through April after the threat of hard frost has passed in western Oregon, said Bernadine Strik, a berry specialist with Oregon State University.(Hillsboro Trib)
Updated cultivar guides for strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are now available.
"Many people don't want to plant blackberries in their yard because they think it's an invasive weed," said Bernadine Strik, a berry crops specialist with the OSU Extension Service. (Oregonian)


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Students learn berry production within the context of plant biology and genetics, soils, ecology, and economics with applications in plant..

Research and Extension

The Northwest Berry & Grape Information Network is the most comprehensive information and communications resource for berry and grapes.
Resources from Oregon State's Extension Services on berries and small fruits.