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Out with some berries, in with others at Spooner Farms in Puyallup

Spooner Farms’ strawberry season is winding down and workers are starting to pick raspberries and blackberries.

But one variety of blackberries won’t be available this year.

“We are sad to report that we will not have any Marionberries this season,” Spooner Farms said in a Facebook post earlier this week, citing winter weather as the cause.

Owner Jeff Spooner told The News Tribune on Saturday that success of the crop will vary in the region, but cold temperatures were too much for the Marionberries at his farm this year.

“It happens,” Spooner said. “They are more sensitive than other blackberries.”

Spooner said other blackberry varieties, such as Boysenberries, are doing well.

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