The olallieberry is a hybrid of the loganberry (a raspberry-blackberry cross) and the youngberry (a blackberry variety). It was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Oregon State University; by 1950, it was commercially available. The berry found its ideal home along the California central coast as it thrives in the fog. The berries are harvested for only six to eight weeks in the summer, usually starting in mid-June. Unfortunately, the picking season is over! 🙁 No worries though because you can stop by Duarte’s Tavern in Pescadero for a slice of tart-y heaven and it must be served a la mode! Or, pick up a whole pie to bring home and enjoy alfresco.
Oh, and for some adult fun, they also have olallieberry martinis….
Duarte’s Tavern – 202 Stage Road, Pescadero Open daily
Published by Amy on: Jul 23, 2015