MORNING SHADE FARM will be opening Saturday and Sunday JUNE 22/23 from 8 to 4 and will start our regular schedule of 8 to 4 Thursday through Sunday starting the 27th. We are currently taking orders for picked blueberries and for picked sweet and pie cherries.
U-PICK Blueberries (Duke and Early Blue), Currants (Red, Black, White), Gooseberries, and some limited Raspberry and Sylvan Berries (like a marionberry) will start on June 22. All berries are $1.50 per lb.
PICKED FRESH BLUE BERRIES are 10 lbs for $22 or 100 lbs for $200 starting the 22nd. PICKED FRESH PIE CHERRIES and SWEET CHERRIES are AVAILABLE NOW for $30 per 12 pint flat. Please call 503-651-2622 and leave message or e-mail your order for pre-picked blueberries or cherries.
We are currently open by appointment for Blueberry and other BERRY PLANT SALES (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 which are great for a picnic lunch or snack. We use many earth friendly farming practices including erosion control, fertility monitoring, water management, and integrated pest management practices to minimize our use of chemicals. Our U-pick vegetables are all organically grown and we use only organic chemicals or ones derived from natural substances sprayed directly on our fruit. We do use some inorganic fertilizers and limited weed control on the ground around our berry bushes and fruit trees.
Please remember to bring a check or cash (preferred) 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 - We currently have 16 varieties of BLUEBERRY PLANTS (bushes) for sale in one gallon and/or three gallon pots. High quality, healthy, vigorous plants. We have Duke, Early Blue, Olympia, Bluecrop, Blueray, Hardiblue, Draper, Toro, Jersey, Chandler, Brigitta, Liberty, Darrow, Elliot, and Aurora. We also have Pink Lemonade blueberries.
1 gallon pots (2 to 3 yr old) - 1 to 2 ft tall bushes - $6 each under 20, $5 each for 20 to 100, $4.50 for 100 to 300 plants, $4.00 for 300 or more plants. (Sorry no quantity discounts on Pink Lemonade)
3 gallon pots (3 to 4 yr old) - 2 to 4 ft bushes for only $16 each.
Large 5 to 7 ft (12 year old) - $45 each or $35 if you dig (minimum 5 plants - ordering for next fall).
We also have RASPBERRY (Cascade Dawn, Heritage, Carolyn, and Amity) , MARIONBERRY, SILVAN BERRY, BOYSENBERRY, BLACKBERRY(Obsidian, Black Diamond, and Chester), BLACK CURRANT (Ben Lomond, Black Down), RED CURRANT (Cascade Red, Rovada-both available late June), WHITE CURRANT (White Imperial), GOOSEBERRY PLANTS (Lepa Red and Goosta) in 1 gal pots for $6 each.
And Oregon Natives - Red Alder, Western Red Cedar, Fowering Red Currant, Red Osier Dogwood and more.
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 and 3 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 and 3 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. (1 and 3 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 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 and 3 gal)
Draper - Mid-season (late July and early August), large, crisp, delicious powder-blue blueberries that grow in loose clusters. Large upright stocky and vigorous growth 5 to 6 ft. Draper is highly productive with outstanding fresh market quality berries with excellent shelf life. USDA zones 5 to 8. (available in 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 in 1 and 3 gal)
Hardyblue - Mid-season (late July and early August), medium, aromatic, flavorful, very sweet, dark blue berries. Upright growth 4 to 6 ft with bright red fall color. Adaptable to many soil types, including heavier clay soils. USDA zones 4 to 7. (available in 1 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 in 1 and 3 gallon)
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 and 3 gal)
Brigitta – Mid-late to late season (late July to early September – a long picking season), medium to large, sweet and very flavorful berries (another favorite of our u-pick costumers and our family). 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 and 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 in 3 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 and 3 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 1 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 and 3 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 and 3 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 1 and 3 gal)