The Ollalieberry has the initial appearance of an elongated blackberry, its skin tone a glossy onyx with ruby highlights. Like its parent blackberry, it does not have a hollow center, rather its stem end is closed as it remains intact when picked. The Ollalieberry is balanced in flavor, both sweet and perfectly tart, tender and juicy. As it is with most berries, its coloring will stain upon touching. The Ollalieberry's fragility when ripe make for a shortened shelf-life.