Originated in Oregon and is extensively grown in the Pacific Northwest. An extremely large berry, nearly round, dark red, very firm, and of excellent quality. Lower sugar content, rich, and slightly tart good flavor. Excellent quality for fresh eating, freezing, and canning. Holds color and shape well. The bush is vigorous, very productive, and suckers freely. Requires well drained soils and mild winters. Disease resistant. Ripens early. Willamette is one of the most popular commercial varieties in Oregon, Washington, and California.