This Old House Names BrazelBerries Raspberry Shortcake to List of 100 Best New Products for 2013

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BrazelBerries Thornless, Dwarf Raspberry from Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Delights Fruit-Lovers

Raspberry Shortcake is the first ever dwarf thornless raspberry

The 2013 TOH Top 100 is full of products that showcase ingenuity, demonstrate originality, wow us with their functionality, and of course, mark breakthroughs in their categories.

Out of thousands of products This Old House editors combed through, BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake™ stood out as one of the ‘Top 100 New Home Products of 2013’.

And it’s no wonder. BrazelBerries Raspberry Shortcake, from Fall Creek® Farm & Nursery, is the first-ever dwarf, thornless raspberry plant that thrives in containers, planted in the yard, or nestled on a sunny patio. The plentiful fruit this raspberry produces also bursts with flavor.

The third annual The TOH Top 100 features the 100 best new home products of the year. The editors spent months testing to find the most distinct, helpful, and coolest home products in seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Building Products, Outdoor Living, Home Tech, and Finishing Touches.

“The 2013 TOH Top 100 is full of products that showcase ingenuity, demonstrate originality, wow us with their functionality, and of course, mark breakthroughs in their categories,” says This Old House editor Scott Omelianuk.

“However, the true test for any item on this list is simple: Is it useful and relevant to our readers? We agree that all these new products, in ways large and small, will improve the lives of our readers,” Omelianuk adds.

In addition to Raspberry Shortcake, the BrazelBerries Collection includes three blueberry plants that are simple to grow, beautiful and delicious! Inspired to create small fruit plants specifically for home gardeners, the Brazelton family of Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. in Oregon worked for over two decades with breeders to create this collection of exceptional ornamental berry shrubs.

“Breeding and growing delicious berry plants has been my family’s mission for decades, and we want to share our passion and these amazing varieties with families and home gardeners everywhere! With our BrazelBerries Collection, edible berries have never been easier to grow—or more beautiful. They produce amazing berries, and are gorgeous in every season. It’s a home gardener’s dream come true,” shares Amelie Brazelton Aust, new products manager and a second-generation owner of Fall Creek.

“After years of diligent work, I’m thrilled and humbled This Old House chose Raspberry Shortcake as one of 2013’s best new products. It’s invigorating to see home growers as excited and delighted with the product as we are!” said Brazelton Aust.

Since BrazelBerries’ inception, the brand and products have taken off. Within the last year alone, Brazelberries has graced the pages of Better Homes and Gardens, Country Gardens, and Sunset Magazine.

One thing’s for sure, BrazelBerries’ popularity is just going to keep growing. There are many new varieties to be introduced in the coming years.

A complete list of the “TOH Top 100” can be found at and in the November/December 2013 issue.

Fall Creek® Farm & Nursery, Inc. is the world’s leading blueberry breeding and nursery stock company. From their state-of-the art growing facilities in Oregon, Fall Creek specializes in variety development and the propagation, production and global distribution of blueberry nursery stock. They work with the leading fruit companies, nursery stock growers and retailers to bring consumers the very best that blueberries offer.

For more information on Fall Creek’s BrazelBerries® Collection, visit

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