‘Newberry’ is a new trailing blackberry (Rubus subg. Rubus Watson) cultivar from the U.S. Department of Agriculture–Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) breeding program in Corvallis, OR, released in cooperation with the Oregon State University's Agricultural Experiment Station. ‘Newberry’ is a vigorous plant that produces very high yields of high-quality fruit with an appearance and color that is similar to ‘Boysen’ (“boysenberry”) (Figs. 1 and 2). While selected as a mechanically harvestable berry for the processing market, the fruit has proven to be of particular value as a niche fresh market blackberry where its unique color, appearance, and tendency not to “bleed” set it apart from other blackberries. The ‘Newberry’ name was chosen for two reasons: 1) the berry has been informally sold as “New Berry” in California farmers markets for a few years; and 2) to recognize its roots, because Newberry Crater/Caldera and Volcano are prominent geological features and park areas in central Oregon.
Du, X.A., Finn, C. & Qian, M. 2009 Volatile composition and odor activity value of thornless ‘Black Diamond’ and ‘Marion’ blackberries J. Food Chem. 119 1127 1134
Yorgey, B. & McGorrin, R. 2001 Evaluation of processing quality of advanced caneberry breeding selections Research Report to the Agricultural Research Foundation and the Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission 2000–2001 Corvallis, OR