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Olallie Berry

There are various forms of spelling and definitions for olallie berries. Sharon Herbst describes the olallieberry as a cross between a youngberry and a loganberry, resembling a large elongated blackberry with a sweet distinctive flavor. Robert Hendrickson considers the olalli berry a cross between the loganberry and the blackberry that is firm, tender and not grossly seeded. The editors of the Sunset Western Garden Book say the "olallie" is a variety of blackberry that is large, firm and shiny black. All agree that it's well adapted to the west coast and great for pies and jams.

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  • Sunset Western Garden Book
    Brenzel, Kathleen Norris (ed.). Menlo Park, CA, Sunset Pub. Corp., 2007.
  • Food Lover's Companion
    Herbst, Sharon Tyler. Food Lover's Companion: Comprehensive Definitions of Over 3000 Food, Wine, and Culinary Terms. New York, Barron's, 1990.

Last updated by harbisons on April 14, 2009


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