, olallieberries have become the de facto blackberry
of choice for baked desserts (you're more likely to find ollalieberry pie
or ollalieberry cobbler
on the menu than their blackberry counterparts). This variety of blackberry was originally developed in Oregon
by the U. S. Department of Agriculture
by crossing a Loganberry
with a Youngberry
(Genetically it is one third raspberry
and two thirds blackberry). The name Olallie comes from a Chinook
word meaning blackberry.
The Olallieberry looks like an elongated blackberry, and is a popular variety grown on "you-pick" farms, due to their high yield. Not only are they excellent baked in cobbler or pie, but they are often made into jam or wine.
DuArte's Tavern, Pescadero, California
FatApple's restaurant, Berkeley, California