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There are three types of blackberries grown in the Pacific Northwest: trailing, erect, and semierect. Publications listed here provide an overview of each type of blackberry, including production, pest management and harvesting practices.


Blackberry Cultivars for Oregon, Oregon State University 2014.

Fertilizer Guide: Caneberries, Oregon State University 2006

Trends in Washington State Organic Berry Production, Acreage, and Crop Value, Washington State University 2014.

Pest Management

See Small Fruit Pest Management page


Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission, ORBC 2015.

Plant Breeding

Dr. Chad Finn, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Horticultural Crops Research lab, Corvallis, OR.