We will be open Saturday Sept 20 from 8am till 4pm for Blueberries (last of the Aurora) for half price - $0.80/lb u-pick. At the stand and for you-pick in the Orchard we have Apples and Asian Pears for $1/lb or $.80/lb for 50lbs or more and windfalls off the ground are $0.50/lb. In the garden we currently have organically grown Kale, Chard, summer Squash, Corn and Tomatoes. Our September hours are Saturdays 8am to 4pm.
Morning Shade Farm is also open by appointment for a large selection of container Blueberry Plants and other Berry Plants (see more information below).
Morning Shade Farm is located in a peaceful and pictorial setting on the edge of 50 acres of woods back off the main road. We are located about 25 miles south of Portland Oregon. We have a few picnic tables available for a picnic lunch or snack. We use integrated pest management, mulching, and fertility monitoring to minimize our use of chemicals. Our irrigation is completely solar powered. Our U-pick vegetables are all organically grown and we use only organic chemicals or ones derived from natural substances sprayed directly on our u-pick fruit. We do use some inorganic fertilizers and very limited weed control on the ground in the rows between our berry bushes and fruit trees so we are not organic certified, but we provide fruit at a much lower price than certified organic farms.
Please remember to bring a check or cash because we are not able to accept credit/debit cards. We have 2 gallon buckets here for you to use lined with a plastic bag you can take or please bring your own containers. We also have cardboard flat boxes that we sell at cost: $1 per flat box and additional $1 for 12 hallocks. Sorry, DOGS are not allowed in the fields due to Dept of Agriculture sanitation rules. Our picked blueberry operation has been GAP Certified (good agriculture practices) for safe food handling. On the farm we maintain portable toilets and soap/water hand wash units.
BLUEBERRY Plants for sale now - 26 varieties - in one gallon, three gallon, and seven gallon pots and very large field grown bare root. High quality, healthy, vigorous plants. Earliblue, Duke, Reka, Sierra, Olympia, Blueray, Toro, Bluegold, Draper, Bluecrop, Nelson, Jersey, Chandler, Brigitta, Darrow, Legacy, Liberty, Elliot, Aurora, Pink Lemonade, Half-high: Sunshine Blue, North Blue, North Country, Huckleberries: Evergreen, Black Mountain, and Wild Lowbush Blueberry. Email us for a complete description, size availibility and USDA ratings for all plants.
1 gallon pots - 1 to 2 ft tall bushes (2 year old plants) - $6 each for under 20, $5 each for 20 to 100, $4.50 for 100 to 300 plants, $4.00 for over 300 or more plants.
3 gallon pots - 2 to 3 ft bushes ( 3 and 4 year old plants) for only $16 each.
7 gallon pots - 3 to 4 ft bushes (4 and 5 year old plants) for $25 each.
One gallon potted RASPBERRY (Amity, Heritage, Cascade Delight), BLACK CURRANTS (Ben Lomand, Black Down), RED CURRANTS (Rovada, Cascade), WHITE CURRANT (Imperial), GOOSEBERRIES (Lepa Red, ORUS8, Hinnomaki), MARIONBERRY and BOYSENBERRY for $6 each. We have 6 varieties of seedless Table Grapes in 3 gal for $16. We also have several OREGON NATIVES - flowering red currant, western red cedar, valley ponderosa pine, hemlock, and red twig dogwood. Delivery of small orders to Portland Lloyd center area available for a $10 delivery charge. Larger orders to other Portland area distance fee based.
Our Blueberry varieties by order of ripening are:
Early Blue - Very Early (late June and early July) medium to large very sweet berries. Upright growth 4 to 6 ft with brilliant mixed red colors in the fall. First to ripen and early to bloom, this upright bush produces stout canes with bright red wood, while displaying large glossy green leaves in the summer. USDA zones 5 to 8. (available in 1, 3 and 7 gal)
Duke - Early season (late June and July), medium to large sweet and crisply firm berries with excellent flavor. Upright growth 4 to 6 ft with orange and yellow fall color. Duke is the most widely planted early ripening variety. It is a heavy, consistent producer with an attractive, light blue high quality berry. Duke blooms late but ripens early, which protects the blossoms from early spring frosts. USDA zones 4 to 8. (available in 1, 3, and 7 gal)
Reka - Early season (late June and July), medium to large sweet berries, vigorous, fast growing, and adapts well to a wide range of northern climates and soil types. Upright 4 to 6 ft. Burgundy red fall color is an added landscape bonus! USDA zones 4 to 7 (available in 1, 3 and 7 gal)
Sierra - Early mid-season (July), very large, sweet tasty berries. Upright open growth 4 to 7 ft with red and orange fall colors. The vigorous, fast growing bush is adaptable to many soil types and excellent for hedgerows. Sierra's quarter-sized berries are borne on loose clusters over the outer periphery of the bush. USDA zones 5 to 8. (available in 1 gal and field grown)
Blue Jay - Early mid-season. Medium sized berry. Long, loose clusters of light blue fruit will hang on the bush for long periods without loss of quality, making it one of the best berries for freezing, pies, and even for canning. Light green colored leaves in summer precede bright yellow canes and branches in winter. USDA zones 4-7 (available in 7 gallon)
Olympia - Mid-season (late July and early August), medium, spicy, aromatic and very sweet berries. Easy to grow, large upright spreading bush 4 to 7 ft with bright red fall color. Many of our fresh fruit customers rate Olympia as their favorite tasting. The medium sized dark blue fruit is perfect for baking. USDA zones 5 to 8. (available in 1, 3 and 7 gal)
Blueray - Mid-season (late July and early August), very large and sweet berries. Open spreading growth 4 to 6 ft with bright red and yellow fall color. An old favorite and versatile variety, performs particularly well in areas with hot summers or very cold winters, and produces berries with outstanding flavor. USDA zones 3 to 7. (available in 1, 3 and 7 gal)
Bluegold - Mid- season (late July and early August), compact and perfect for landscaping. Grows 3 to 5 ft with fall foliage and winter wood that is golden yellow, followed by bright-white blooms in the spring. The sky blue colored berries form large clusters that are easy to pick and are wonderful for baking. USDA 4 to 7 (available in 1 and 3 gal)
Toro - Mid-season (late July and early August), large, sweet berries. Upright stocky growth 4 to 5 ft with crimson red and yellow fall color. Toro has easy to pick berries that hang like grapes from the stocky bush making it a favorite of many u-pickers. Toro has outstanding ornamental qualities making a very handsome bush for landscaping. USDA zones 4 to 8. (available 1 and 7 gal)
Bluecrop - Mid-season (late July and early August), large, sweet berries. Open upright growth 4 to 6 ft with bright red fall color. Considered a good variety for adaptability, consistent yields, high quality fruit and disease resistance. Bluecrop is perhaps the most widely planted commercial variety in the U.S. USDA zone 4 to 8. (available 1, 3, 7 gal)
Nelson - Mid-season (late July and early August), large, flavorful berries. Upright growth 5 to 6 ft with nice fall and winter color. It is very cold hardy. USDA zone 3 to 7. (available in 1 gallon and field grown)
Chandler - Mid-late (August), very, very large and sweet berries (world's largest Blueberry). Upright vigorous bushes grow 5-7 feet tall with bright red fall color. Besides very large fruit, it also has a long ripening season and high yields. USDA zone 4 to 8. (available in 1, 3 and 7 gal)
Brigitta- Mid-late to late season (late July to early September - a long picking season), large, sweet and very flavorful berries (another favorite of our u-pick costumers). Upright open growth 4 to 6 ft with beautiful orange, red and burgundy fall color. An easy to grow, vigorous hybrid yields one of the highest quality berries available. Brigitta berries possess an amazing shelf life, maintaining high quality in the refrigerator for over a month. USDA zones 4 to 8. (available in 1, 3 and 7 gal)
Legacy - Late season (August). Upright and spreading growth habit, 4 to 6 ft high. It keeps many of its leaves through mild winters, offering a very different look in the landscape. Foliage turns crimson in colder climates, but here on the West Coast the leaves stay green with lighter fall hues. Legacy is both a vigorous grower and heavy producer. USDA zones 5 t0 8 (available in 3 gal)
Liberty - Late season (August), large, very flavorful and firm berries. Upright growth to 7 to 8 ft spreading open when full of berries and having bright red/orange fall color. This is a new variety that is vigorous and adaptable. USDA zones 4 to 8. (available 1, 3, 7 gal)
Darrow - Late season (August), large robust, sweet tart berries rated as excellent flavor in taste tests. Upright growth 4 to 5 ft with orange and red fall color. Darrow boasts one of the largest berries of all cultivars, yielding fruit that will cover a quarter. The berries are slightly flat and light blue with a memorable robust flavor, making them well worth every gardener's effort. USDA zones 5 to 8. (available in 1, 3 and 7 gal)
Jersey - Late season (August) small to medium, sweet berries. Upright 6 to 8 ft bush with fiery orange fall color. One of the older and more widely grown of all varieties, Jersey is an easy to grow bush and a favorite for many home gardeners and for baking. This bush tolerates a wide range of soil types. USDA zones 4 to 7. (available in 3 and 7 gal)
Elliot - Very late season (mid- August and September), medium large, zesty and flavorful berries. Upright growth 4 to 6 ft with deep red, wine fall color. With this variety, you can enjoy fresh berries clear through September. It has a late bloom period that avoids most spring frosts and the typically heavy bud set results in very high yields of fruit that have good storage life. The berry can be slightly tart until fully ripe. USDA zones 4 to 8. (available in 1, 3, and 7 gal)
Aurora - Very late season (mid- August and September), large intense flavored berries. Spreading growth 4 to 6 ft with red and burgundy fall color. Aurora is the latest ripening highbush variety with a high yield capacity and high quality fruit that has an excellent storage life. Slightly sweeter than Elliot and starts about a week later. USDA zones 4 to 8. (available in 1, 3 and 7 gal)
Pink Lemonade Blueberry - mid-late to late-season, Upright to 5 ft tall medium-sized, glossy, bright pink fruit. Bright orange fall foliage fades to deep red, making this shrub a great choice for a colorful autumn garden. Wintertime twigs are a dusky reddish-brown. USDA zones 4 to 8. (available in 3 and 7 gal)
North Country - Early-mid season with medium size berries grows to 2 ft high and 3 feet in diameter. It displays compact bush characteristics and is vigorous and adaptable in less than optimum soil types. With its dark green summer foliage and scarlet fall color, Northcountry is one of the best varieties for patio pots in the edible landscape. USDA zones 3 to 7 (1 and 3 gal)
North Blue - Mid season with medium size berries growing 3 to 4 ft high and is a great landscape plant and proven producer of quality fruit in cold climates. The fruit has a "wild" taste that makes it excellent for baking or fresh eating. Northblue has survived winter temperatures to minus 35degF, although production is maximized when snow protection is adequate. Recommended for those desiring a higher yielding, cold-hardy variety. USDA zones 3 to 7 (1and 3 gal)
Sunshine Blue - Mid-late with medium berries and compact bush to 3 ft. This semi-dwarf, versatile evergreen blueberry features showy hot pink flowers that fade to white in spring, yielding large crops of delicious berries. Tolerates higher pH soils better than many other blueberries and it is self-pollinating. A great plant for patios and gardens here in the Pacific Northwest. USDA zones 5 to 10. (1 and 3 gal)
Evergreen Huckleberry (vaccinium ovatum) - growing well in shade or sun and thriving in acidic soil. The shiny, alternately arranged leaves are 2 to 3 centimeters long and about a centimeter wide with finely serrated edges. During the summer the plant produces round, edible black berries up to a centimeter in diameter. (1 gal)
Black (Mountain) Huckleberry (Vaccinium membranaceum) -- Upright, spreading bush 3 to 5 ft high. It is native to western North America where it can be found from the mountains next to the Pacific Ocean in the west, to the Rocky Mountains in the east. A very productive plant with small and flavorful berries with a color ranging from red through bluish-purple to almost black. The fruit is great wildlife attractor or a favorite for wild berry recipes. (1 gal)
Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium) – Upright bush can grow to 12 ft high. It is native to the western North America, where it is common in forests through western Washington and Oregon. The deciduous, native plant is a wildlife attractor and has a red to blue-black edible berry a quarter to half inch round that makes a great jelly, or can be eaten in sauces or as dried fruit or tea. (1 gal)