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Olympic Berry

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Original price $19.99 - Original price $19.99
Original price
$19.99
$19.99 - $19.99
Current price $19.99
SKU E553

Rubus x loganobaccus ‘Phenomenal’ x leucodermis

Once so popular that the Seattle Times called it “the most outstanding berry of the Northwest”, this large, blackberry-family fruit was developed in the 1920s on Vashon Island. WWII and a death in the family took a toll on the growers, and the Olympic faded into relative obscurity, but Raintree has brought it back for its exquisite flavor, described as “a startling sweetness, an almost buttery richness and just the necessary slight hint of tang”. A productive cultivar, it was a cross between Luther Burbank's novel Phenominal berry (a blackberry/raspberry cross), and our PNW native blackcap raspberry.

Olympic berry is a trailing variety with thorny canes, fruiting on the previous year's growth. To Zone 7 or possibly colder.

Size: 4" Pot

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • How large is the plant's spread?

    As with all blackberries it is crown forming and without support will tip layer to spread in the surrounding area. With a trellis the crown takes up very little space, but grows wider with time.

  • What is the best care for Olympic Berries? How long is the season & where can I buy them if you are sold out?

    Olympic berries are rare and currently are being reintroduced as plants for home growers. They grow like blackberries and have the same general needs.

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