Cane Berry


Blackberry, Black Butte

"World's Largest" Blackberry! 2" long x 1" in diameter, nearly twice the size of other fresh blackberries. Fruit is firm & super for eating. Grows on trailing canes. Grows well in areas that stay above 10 degrees. Fresh Blackberry Cobbler anyone? Produces: Late June.

Blackberry, Obsidian

A large size berry, shiny-black. Homeowner variety for fresh eating & tasty on the morning cornflakes & pancakes! One of the heaviest bearing varieties. Produces late June thru mid July.

Blackberry, Olallie

Medium size: 1.5" long x ¾" thick, shiny black, firm berry. Sweeter & less tart than some others. Vigorous growers & very productive. Hardy above 10 degrees. Commercially grown in California. Tops with Vanilla Ice Cream! Produces: Late May to early July.

Boysenberry, Regular

Large berry, 1.5" long x 1" thick reddish-black berry. Soft, very juicy with a sweet-tart flavor. Wonderful aroma. Medium to large thorns. Excellent for canning, freezing or eating fresh. Good for our mild winters. Bears: June.

Boysenberry, Thornless

A medium sized berry, reddish-black in color. Less vigorous & productive than the regular. Popular with home owners due to the thornless feature. Good flavor & quality. Bears: June.

Raspberry, Bababerry

Extra large berries: Red, sweet, firm & flavorful. Excellent for hot valley areas & mild winters. Bears a large crop in early summer. Super on a dish of vanilla ice cream!

Raspberry, Autumn Bliss

An early Autumn fruiting raspberry. Aug. into Oct. Large, oval conical fruit that is medium to dark red in color. A pleasant mild flavor. Firm. Fresh eating and an excellent dessert berry!

Raspberry, Heritage

Large berries, firm, excellent quality. Red Everbearing. July (1st crop) is light but Sept. harvest improved in both quality & production. An everbearing variety with good vigor & hardy canes that do not need staking. Produces: July to Sept.
























Deciduous fruit






Specialty Fruit

Chill Hours

Cold chill hours can be a little confusing. Basically they are the number of hours below 45°F subtracting the number of hours above 60°F between the months of November and February.

If you live in or around any of these areas, your average chill hours are:

  • Malibu, Ventura, Santa Barbara: ± 300 Hours
  • San Fernando Valley, Fillmore, Simi Valley: ± 800 Hours or less
  • Santa Clarita, Lancaster: 800 Hours or more

There is no simple test for "Chill Hours" and they are calculated as an average. Each winter season differs in total chill hours accumulated, which can affect fruit production. Most of the fruit trees we carry at Otto & Sons are classified as low chill requirement and are better matched for our Southern California chill hours.