Introduced in 2004, the Tillamook strawberry is a high-yielding plant which gives large sized, symmetrical berries of exceptional sweet taste and firmness, ideally suited for both eating fresh and to be frozen whole. It is named for the Native American tribe which lived along the Pacific Coast on Tillamook Bay and the current site of Tillamook, Oregon. Its parentage includes both Cuesta and Puget Reliance, and it was in development by Oregon State University in conjunction with the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station and the Washington State University Agricultural Service for 8 years before introduction to the market. Since then, it has quickly become a favorite of Oregon strawberry farmers as its open plant, with large visible fruit, makes picking easy and efficient. It also produces well for more than one season, meaning farmers can keep the plants in the ground longer than with other varieties to generate multiple crops.