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  • n. A member of the blackberry family, a cross between the Chehalem and Olallieberry blackberries.


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  • Before the climb we ate pasta and salad, but now we 're hungry again and Jason withdraws from his pack a homemade marionberry pie and we pass it from hammock to hammock and fork sweet, red bites into our mouths.

    Taking Tree-Hugging to New Heights

  • I grew up with a patch that had its own marionberry that's a raspberry blackberry cross that's further crossed with a blackberry section.

    gillpolack: The weather change is still happening an

  • Hey, with oranges included, and particularly the marionberry preserves, it's got to be healthy, right?

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • He began making and selling gourmet foods like marionberry syrup and apple-peach chutney.

    Have Knife, Will Travel:

  • For example, the Belmont Berry marionberry velvet cake is filled with marionberry infused pastry cream, topped with marionberry buttercream and garnished with handmade vanilla chocolate curls.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I served this with a marionberry coulis drizzled on top…deeelicious.

    Buttermilk Sorbet | Baking Bites

  • The semi-frozen marionberry custard was creamy, yet light in texture and was divine with the rich and buttery shortbread crust.

    June « 2005 « I HEART BACON

  • I love the dense, seedy texture of the marionberry filling.

    Mother’s Day « I HEART BACON

  • The dancing and drinking went on until the marionberry cordial and the events of the day took their toll.

    The Lightkeeper

  • She's always looking for new things to make with hazelnuts: nut butter, granola, ground meal, pancake mix, pizza-dough mix, chocolate- or marionberry-covered; the crushed shells are sold to landscapers.

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  • this is a variety of berry, separate from but similar to raspberry and boysenberry

    June 11, 2009

  • Often covered in a white, powdery substance.

    February 28, 2009

  • I thought they belonged to a librarian.

    February 26, 2009

  • i thought Marion berries were those born in Indianapolis (Marion County)

    February 26, 2009

  • "The b*tch set me up!"

    February 26, 2009

  • The marionberry is a favorite berry of night owls.

    February 26, 2009

  • And the official berry of the US Southeastern state of North Carolina is, of course, the mayberry.

    February 26, 2009

  • It's berry werrying. But I'd have thought a more cogent objection would be the perceived potential for confusion with Marion Barry, former crack-smoking mayor of the nation's capital.

    February 26, 2009

  • Internal disputes in the berry community? Say it ain't so!

    February 26, 2009

  • Hey, we're serious about our berries, what can I say?

    Also, we invented the maraschino cherry.

    February 26, 2009

  • B.B.C. News: 'A proposal to name the marionberry as the official berry of the US west coast state of Oregon has been scuppered by a grower of a rival berry type.

    'The Oregonian newspaper said the resolution was removed from the state legislature's agenda at the request of a blackberry farmer, Larry Duyck.

    'Raspberry, blueberry and strawberry growers had all supported the proposal.

    'But Mr Duyck was worried that the marionberry would be given an unfair edge over his type of blackberries.

    'Oregon's Marion County accounts for 90% of the world's marionberry crop, the Oregonian reported.'

    The article also notes that a marionberry is a 'hybrid blackberry', and quotes someone discussing 'internal disputes in the berry community'.

    February 25, 2009